History of the North West Company

iven the importance of the fur trade in the cultural, economic and political history of Quebec and Canada this section provides users with an introduction to the fur trade in general and, in particular, the history of the North West Company. Individual sections examine the Beaver, the structure of the fur trade, the cultural, economic, legal, economic aspects of the fur trade. In addition, there is a detailed description of the hierarchical structure of the North West Company, which describes the complex relationship that existed between the London suppliers, the Montreal trading partners, the remote wintering partners and the tireless voyageurs. Finally, there is an extensive section on the Native Peoples and their economic and cultural interaction with the North West Company traders.