Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870

May 15, 1983|
Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870 by Sylvia Van Kirk
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Beginning with the founding of the Hudson?s Bay Company in 1670, the fur trade dominated the development of the Canadian west. Although detailed accounts of the fur-trade era have appeared, until recently the rich social history has been ignored. In this book, the fur trade is examined not simply as an economic activity but as a social and cultural complex that was to survive for nearly two centuries.

The author traces the development of a mutual dependency between Indian and European traders at the economic level that evolved into a significant cultural exchange as well. Marriages of fur traders to Indian women created bonds that helped advance trade relations. As a result of these "many tender ties," there emerged a unique society derived from both Indian and European culture.

Sylvia Van Kirk is Associate Professor of Canadian History and Women?s Studies in the University of Toronto. She holds the Ph.D. degree from the University of London, England.
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Title:Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:314 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:314 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Published:May 15, 1983
Publisher:University of Oklahoma Press
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9780806118475

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