Fur Trade Geography

The story of North American exploration spans over 1000 years and involves a variety of European powers. It began with the Vikings in Newfoundland c.1000 A.D. and continued through European exploration and settlement from the beginning of the 17th century through the 19th century. These are but a few of the more well know individuals who traversed and formally charted land and waterways they ventured through.

Captured as well are the Posts and Forts of the Fur Trade. More frequently than not, the first men to experience a new area and the first nation culture that space, were not the explorers. They were the early company traders who would establish trading posts and forts in pursuit of wealth in the fur trade for their respective companies.

Fur Trade Posts and Forts
1600-1870

Post and Forts 1600-1870

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Simon Fraser
1805-1808

Alexander Mackenzie
1789-1793

The Explorations of Alexander Mackenzie 1789-1793

David Thompson
1785-1812

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Peter Fidler
1788-1822

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Lewis & Clark
1804-1806

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George Vancouver
1792-1794

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