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Grade 5: Cluster 3: Fur Trade


Learning Experience 5.3.1: European Expansion North and West

5.3.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Early Canadiana Online, Chambers’s Repository (circa 1859) The Fur Trade and the Hudson’s Bay Company:
http://www.canadiana.org/ECO/PageView/
50620/0003?id=ddc90315a5be94c4

Canadian Heritage Gallery, Fur Trade, Beaver Hats:
http://www.canadianheritage.ca/
reproductions/10082.htm


5.3.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

The Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company, Fashionable Furs:
http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/hist/hist3_e.html

The Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company, Preparing the Furs:
http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/stories/
preparation1_e.html

Hudson’s Bay Archives, Manitoba Archives:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/about/faq.html

Early Canadiana Online:
http://www.canadiana.ca/en/eco

National Archives of Canada, Living Memory Home Page:
http://www.archives.ca/05/0509_e.html

Canadian Heritage Gallery online:
http://www.canadianheritage.ca/index2.htm

Canadian Encyclopedia, search “Rupert’s Land”:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=Homepage&TCE_Version=A

Digital Collections of Canada, The Pioneer Exploits of Scotch Boy John Tod, First Nations in Rupert’s Land
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/tod/adventure/f_nation/rupert.htm

The Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company; The Hudson’s Bay Company is formed:
http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/hist/hist6_e.html

The Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company; Stories – The North West Company:
http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/stories/nwco1_e.html

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canada Hall, The Fur Trade:
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/canp1/ca12eng.shtml

Hudson’s Bay Company, Historic HBC:
http://www.hbc.com/hbcheritage/history/

The Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company, The Royal Charter:  http://www.hbc.com/hbcheritage/collections/archival/charter/

The Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company; The Northwest Company:
http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/stories/nwco1_e.html


5.3.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


Learning Experience 5.3.2: Importance of the Land in the Fur Trade

5.3.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

The Canoe: Portraits of the Great Fur Trade Canoes
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/canoe/can00eng.shtml

BLM: Outline map of Canada (lakes and rivers)       
http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/maps/reference/outlinecanada/canada05

Digital Collections of Canada, The Pioneer Exploits of Scotch Boy John Tod; Fur-bearing Animals:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/tod/nature/fba.htm


5.3.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Manitoba Archives, Hudson’s Bay Archives, Maps:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/resource/cart_rec/postmap/hbc_c.html

Posts of the Canadian Fur Trade:
http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/maps/archives/4thedition/historical/079_80

Map of trading posts during Fur Trade era: Manitoba Archives, Hudson’s Bay Archives, Maps:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/resource/cart_rec/postmap/hbc_c.html

Canadian Museum of Civilization: The Canoe
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/canoe/can00eng.shtml

Digital Collections of Canada: The Pioneer Explorations of Scotch Boy John Tod: Clothing http://collections.ic.gc.ca/tod/bios/clothes.htm

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canada Hall, The Fur Trade:
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/canp1/ca12eng.shtml

Parks Canada, The Fur Trade, Beaver Hats:
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ab/rockymountain/natcul/natcul02_e.asp

York Factory (HBC) 
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/yorkfactory/index_E.asp

Fort Prince of Wales (HBC - Churchill)
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/prince/edu/edu2_e.asp

Lower Fort Garry (HBC - Winnipeg)
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/fortgarry/index_e.asp

Rocky Mountain House (HBC, Alberta)
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ab/rockymountain/index_e.asp

Fort Gibraltar (NWC – St. Boniface) – Parks Canada Forks National Historic Site
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/forks/index_e.asp


5.3.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


Learning Experience 5.3.3: Life during the Fur Trade Era (1650s – 1850s)

5.3.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Historica Minutes: Nicollet
http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?ID=10124


5.3.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Early Canadiana Online; The Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company; Personalities:
http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/person/intro_e.html

Historic HBC, Samuel Hearne:
http://www.hbc.com/hbcheritage/history/people/explorers/samuelhearne.asp

National Library of Canada: Heroes; Pierre-Esprit Radisson:
http://www.hbc.com/hbcheritage/history/people/explorers/radisson.asp

Canadian Encyclopedia, Nonsuch (Radisson and Groseilliers):
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm
?PgNm=TCE&TCE_Version=A&ArticleId=A0005772&mState=1

Alexander Mackenzie, Explorer
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/PrinterFriendly.cfm?Params=A1ARTFET_E61

Early Canadiana Online, primary source, Alexander Mackenzie’s History of the Fur Trade
http://www.canadiana.org/ECO/mtq?id=7a8668f9e0&doc=27371

Canadian Encyclopedia, La Vérendrye:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm
?PgNm=TCE&TCE_Version=A&ArticleId=A0004412&mState=1

Canadian Encyclopedia;James McGill :
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm
?PgNm=TCE&TCE_Version=A&ArticleId=A0004902&mState=1

Historic HBC, Tales from the Bay, Thanaldethur:
http://www.hbc.com/hbc/e_hi/tales/thanedelthur.htm

Canadian Encyclopedia; Chipewyan (Thanadelthur):
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm
?PgNm=TCE&TCE_Version=A&SectionId=635932&mState=1

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site:
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/fortgarry/index_e.asp

Manitoba Museum: Exploring the Fur Trade, Nonsuch Gallery, HBC Collection:
(Virtual Tours also available):
http://www.manitobamuseum.mb.ca/mu_gallery_tour.html

The Forks National Historic Site:
Historical information and Educational Kits also available:
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/forks/natcul/histo_e.asp

York Factory National Historic Site and Parks Canada Visitor Centre (Churchill):
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/yorkfactory/index_e.asp

Prince of Wales National Historic Site and Parks Canada Visitor Centre (Churchill):
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/prince/index_e.asp

Festival du Voyageur:
http://festivalvoyageur.mb.ca/wp/

The Pioneer Adventures of Scotch Boy John Tod:  
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/tod/adventure/index.htm

The Pioneer Exploits of Scotch Boy John Tod – Fur Trade:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/tod/adventure/f_nation/furtrade.htm

Exploration: The Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company; Hudson’s Bay Company Products
http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/stories/produits1_e.html

Canadian Encyclopedia, History of the Hudson’s Bay Company:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm
?PgNm=TCE&TCE_Version=A&SectionId=639848&mState=1

The Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company; Life in the Wilderness:
http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/stories/wilderness1_e.html

The Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company; The North West Company: http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/stories/nwco1_e.html

Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Fur Trade:
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/canp1/ca12eng.shtml

Red River History: Marie-Anne Gaboury:
http://www.greatcanadianrivers.com/rivers/redriver/history-home.html

Fort Edmonton Park :
http://www.fortedmontonpark.ca/

The Fur Trade and the Hudson’s Bay Company, Preparing the Furs:
http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/stories/preparation1_e.html

Saskatchewan Schools website, Women in the Fur Trade:
http://www.saskschools.ca/~k9adapt/ss4/u2/heroes/women.htm

White Oak Society, Women in the Fur Trade:
http://www.whiteoak.org/learning/women.shtml


5.3.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Hudson’s Bay Company, Tales from the Bay:
http://www.hbc.com/hbc/e_hi/tales/tales.htm

Hudson’s Bay Company, Historic HBC, The Early Years – The Merger:
http://www.hbc.com/hbc/e_hi/historic_hbc/merger.htm


Learning Experience 5.3.4: Métis Nation and Culture in the Fur Trade Period

5.3.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture: Artistic Expressions
http://www.metismuseum.ca/exhibits/expressions/index.php


5.3.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

The Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Fur Trade, The Indian an Indispensable Partner: http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/canp1/ca12beng.shtml

Parks Canada, Rocky Mountain House, The Aboriginal Peoples and the Fur Trade
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ab/rockymountain/natcul/natcul05_e.asp

Our Voices: Oral History Project
http://www.ourvoices.ca/

Maison Riel/Riel House National Historic Site:
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/riel/natcul/guide02_E.asp
http://www.museevirtuel.ca/Exhibitions/Instruments/Anglais/msb_c_txt01_en.html

Ross House Museum: Red River Settlement:
http://www.mhs.mb.ca/info/museums/ross/index.shtml

Museum of Civilization, Métis Bison Hunters:
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/canp1/ca13eng.shtml

CBC Canada, A People’s History Episode 6 – Pathfinders 1670-1850: The Selkirk Settlers:
http://history.cbc.ca/history/?MIval=EpContent.html

The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture, “Fiddle About”:
http://www.metismuseum.ca/resource.php/02600

The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture, Images:
http://www.metismuseum.ca/browse/index.php/60?id=18

The Virtual Museum of Metis History and Culture
http://www.metismuseum.ca/browse/index.php/198

Métis settlements in Cypress Hills area of Saskatchewan-Alberta
http://www.uleth.ca/vft/cypresshills/human.html

The Fur Trade and the Hudson’s Bay Company, The Red River Colony:
http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/stories/colony1_e.html

The Fur Trade and the Hudson’s Bay Company, Thomas Douglas Selkirk: 
http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/person/selkirk1_e.html#


5.3.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


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