Fur Trade in Minnesota Part 5 Read and do the activities from The Fur Trader Site
Read and do the activities from the True North Site
Think about these questions as you go through true north. • What do these maps show us? What do they omit? • How well can we trust maps that show historical events? • What sorts of factors affected where the Ojibwe and Dakota chose to live? • What factors affected where fur posts were built? • Do you think fur traders built posts in locations that were best for them or best for their clients– the Ojibwe and Dakota? Why? • How did the fur trade change things in Minnesota? • What other maps or resources could you study to learn about this era?