9780806118475 / 0806118474

Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870


Publisher:University of Oklahoma Press



Prices INCLUDE standard shipping to United States
Show prices without shipping
Change shipping destination/currency
Shipping prices may be approximate. Please verify cost before checkout.

About the book:

Beginning with the founding of the Hudsons Bay Company in 1670, the fur trade dominated the development of the Canadian west. Although detailed accounts of the fur-trade era have appeared, until recently the rich social history has been ignored. In this book, the fur trade is examined not simply as an economic activity but as a social and cultural complex that was to survive for nearly two centuries.

The author traces the development of a mutual dependency between Indian and European traders at the economic level that evolved into a significant cultural exchange as well. Marriages of fur traders to Indian women created bonds that helped advance trade relations. As a result of these "many tender ties," there emerged a unique society derived from both Indian and European culture.

Search under way...

Search complete.

Click on the price to find out more about a book.

New books: 1 - 25 of 60


Used books: 1 - 25 of 118

Book rentals: