The Fur Trade and Minnesota History
Please watch the four slide shows to understand how the fur trade worked in Northern MN.
Take the Quiz for the fur trade in Minnesota.
Extra Reading if you are interested in learning more available in our school library
1. The Voyageur's Paddle. Kathy-jo Wargin, illustrations by David Geister, (Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2007)
Readers follow a young voyageur on his yearly fur trading cycle from wintering post to Grand Portage, annual rendezvous of the North West Company.
2. A Great Lakes Fur Trade Coloring Book (Les Fourrures et les Grands lacs Cahier à coloroer). Chet Kozlak. (Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1981.
Useful text in both English and French and well-researched coloring sheets that detail various aspects of the fur trade and the daily lives of voyageurs.
3. 380.1 GIL
WHERE TWO WORLDS MEET THE GREAT LAKES FUR TRADE
4. 380.1 WHe
A TOAST TO THE FUR TRADE
WHEELER, ROBERT C
5. 380.1 Gal
The Great Northwest Fur Trade
6. 977.4 SIV
The Illustrated Voyageur
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