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Early 1700's French Fur Trappers[edit]

French Fur Trappers: Were a group of Men in the 1600's and 1700's whom traveled to North America in order to make a better living and to trap animals through means of using a trap. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AndrewGunnink (talkcontribs) 00:08, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

European Society in the 18th Century:

-Community: You maintained a certain status through social order and status was given through default. Having land was the most important thing to own of that time period. You were usually given land mostly by the king but could earn it through farming or trading.[1]

-Economy: Again, land is important to society and is often controlled by the elite. Still at this time many peasants worked for the elite but in the case of France and Britian they had the right to be free of this as serfdom was destroyed. Yet, the elite still owned most of the land.[2]

-French Fur trading beginnings: Samuel De Champlain established a trading post in 1608 in present day Quebec.[3]

Useful website on the fur trade:[1]


  1. ^ "18th Century History". Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ "18th Century History". Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Fur Trade". Retrieved October 22, 2011. 

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