Within this framework of contest and competition, Lavender shows how the American Fur Company learned to exploit the needs and wants of Indian tribes to gain a superior economic position over the British. The brutal and bloody rivalry helped Ramsay Crooks develop the techniques for transporting furs, supplying trappers, and selling pelts that made fur trapping such an integral economic activity in early U.S. history.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 498
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
"This book derives its importance not only from describing the fur trade . . . but also from the information it contains about frontier life, economic history, political and diplomatic activities, and, of course, the American Indian. This is a thorough effort of fine research, style, organization."-Choice * Choice *
"The relations between Astor's company, its domestic rivals, the government, the Indians, and the North West Company of Canada, are nowhere better described."-Journal of American History * Journal of American History *
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