Lake Superior to Rainy Lake: Three Centuries of Fur Trade History

By July 9, 2013 Uncategorized
Width: 8in
Height: 10.25in

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Edited by Jean Morrison
The focus of Lake Superior to Rainy Lake is the fur trade along Northwestern Ontario’s southern margins, the Voyageurs’ Highway from Lake Superior to the Manitoba border. Spanning over three centuries, from the French era to the 21st century, the book covers such aspects of North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Company history as fur trade rivalry and relationships, trade goods and transportation logistics, mixed-blood families and daily life, and the strategic roles of Michipicoten, Fort William and Rainy Lake. It concludes with a brief look at issues facing the fur trade since 1900. The writings of academics and post-graduate students, of professional researchers and keen amateurs are gathered  here. Together they give us a new understanding of the significant role this part of North America played in the development of an important industry. Culled largely from journals and government files, these articles and reports together make a noteworthy contribution to the literature of the Northwestern Ontario fur trade.

Jean Morrison performs an admirable job of weaving together the research of a variety of writers to present a fascinating look at how the Canadian fur trade affected the evolution of Northwestern Ontario. Her latest work is a welcome contribution to the history of this  region and a timely celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Great Rendezvous, and the 30th anniversary of Fort William Historical Park.
Sergio Buonocore, General Manager, Fort William Historical Park

8" x 10.25", 172 p. and 37 images
ISBN 0-920-119-48-4