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More about the English/Dutch??
I mostly know about the activities to the north and thus the over emphasis on the french... Does anyone have a little better knowledge on the origins of the English and Dutch activities below the St. Lawrence to start introducing the conflicts that were a result of the French/Wyandot and English/Iroquois alliances? Upshot 13 Dec. 2006
I wish to argue that this product *Video documentary on Fur Trade is truly relevant to this article and as the producer of this content I will be spending some time expanding the 'fur trade' throughout the wikipedia database as I have spent a considerable amount of time researching the subject. It's not as if I'm linking fur trade tee shirts... This is a thorough documentary on the subject matter Upshot 21 August 2006
Could someone familiar with the fur trade write a historical overview, and make it the intro? jareha 16:36, 21 November 2005 (UTC)
"Pelt" redirects here. Why not to "fur" or "pelage"? This is one specific use of pelt(s) and does not accurately reflect the term. Istvan 05:32, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Manitoba Historical Society
I think this article needs some serious attention and reworking. Various pieces of content seem dubious and/or skewed. E.g.
- Pacific Fur Company is said to have been established in 1834 when in fact it was established in 1810(, ).
- States Pacific Fur was the largest part of American Fur Company. Highly doubtful. Pacific Fur was dissolved in the war of 1812 ().
- Northwest Company is not even mentioned. It was one of the most important companies in the trade.
- The main American Fur Company is barely mentioned. Pacific Fur was certainly not the only part of the company (and certainly not the longest lived).
- The article should at least mention that the four great fur trading centers of the 18th century were Niagara, Detroit, Michilimackinac, and Grand Portage (Gilman, Rhoda R., 1991. The story of Minnesota's past, pp. 72–74).
- Sounds like you have some good information to add. I look forward to your work. WBardwin (talk) 00:42, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
- I did post several sources. The two items I didn't give sources on are so widely discussed in a variety of sources that I didn't figure anything additional was really necessary. --Mcorazao (talk) 19:40, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
- You feel attacked? Interesting............ You really must be some kind of administrator in "real" time! Perhaps middle management? Just a joke -- sigh. Although it is annoying to me that so many editors have a list of ideas to improve an article but little interest in writing the article itself. As for sources, well, web pages aren't real sources. They are created from a variety of other materials (just like Wikipedia), contain a lot of original research, and should be taken as tertiary sources at best. Old fashioned, I guess its my training in history -- paper publications, reputable well-trained authors/publishers, biblographies, etc. work for me. Most of my edits are on project pages, with limited time on discussion pages. As in this case, perhaps my aversion to talk pages is simply that people tend to dictate rather than communicate. Best wishes anyway. WBardwin (talk) 02:52, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
Eric Jay Dolin, author of Fur Fortune and Empire, a source cited in this article was interviewed on CBC Ideas recently at http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2011/05/25/fur-fortune-and-empire/ --KenWalker | Talk 06:03, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
Present day fur trade.
Castor Gras versus Castor Sec
I have found a very interesting web site from the McGill University Library Digital Collectiion, entitled In pursuit of Adventure: The Fur Trade in Canada and the Northwest Company. It is described as scholarly site, and has an fascinating bit that sheds light on the "castor gras" issue. Has general history, manuscripts, reference lists, chronology and maps.
Will add when/if I have time, but putting the reference up here for anyone to use, and so I won't misplace it!
The only doubt I have is description of the period as a "heroic age", so will need to assess overall quality. http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/nwc/toolbar_1.htm Peacedance (talk) 13:10, 11 August 2014 (UTC)