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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (3): 519–540.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Michael Hughes Abstract By 1815 the Red River Métis were coalescing as a social and political group, asserting their rights to land as an indigenous community. Their opponents, the Hudson’s Bay Company, sought to establish a colony at Red River, while their allies, the North West Company, claimed...
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Ethnohistory (2003) 50 (2): 285–314.
Published: 01 April 2003
... the presence of other modes of talk around them. This article pursues the example of Daniel Harmon, a Vermonter who served with the North West Company ( nwc ) from 1800 to 1819, arguing that attention to Harmon's expectations about conversation can permit us to use him more effectively as an ethnographic...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 April 2016
... on the US Great Plains, the commercial hunting of bison for pemmican did not immediately result in overhunting and catastrophic consequences for bison herds. The Hudson Bay and North West Companies began trading with American Indian producers of pemmican in the late eighteenth century, more than half...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (1): 75–99.
Published: 01 January 2018
... an important role in the performance of differing masculinities. In late eighteenth-century Canada, young men who wished to make a living by ways other than through agricultural labor could find employment in fur-trading companies, such as the Montreal-based North West Company (NWC), and enroll as engagés...
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Ethnohistory (2011) 58 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... emphasize a focus on the deep links between familial and fur trade alliances, noting that while the 1816 Battle of Seven Oaks “sent shockwaves throughout the upper Great Lakes community” (2008: 262n54), local magistrates in Sault Ste. Marie connected to the North West Company “refused to issue...
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Ethnohistory (2022) 69 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2022
... 85/fol. 387–387v, ANOM. 22 The 1779–83 smallpox epidemic, depletion of fur-bearing animals, and their association with the North West Company were salient factors in the Anishinaabe westward migration at the end of the eighteenth century (Peers 1994 : 18–21). References Bohaker...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (4): 707–727.
Published: 01 October 2015
... for in the trader’s absence. In the case of the Hudson’s Bay Company and North West Company, traders’ marriages were most commonly turned off when traders retired and left the Indian Country for Eastern Canada or Britain. As Van Kirk has pointed out, marriage was an economic arrangement as well as a romantic...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (3): 567–607.
Published: 01 July 2004
..., as ‘‘natives of Hudson’s Bay’’ (Brown1980b:159; Payment 2001: 666). The term Halfbreed was first used by North West Company (NWC) Canadians, who apparently recognized mixed bloods as members of a dis- tinct social and racial category in the first decades of the 1800s. Accord- ing to Gorham...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (2): 423–452.
Published: 01 April 2000
... 452 Susan Sleeper-Smith 97 Gordon Charles Davidson, The North West Company (Berkeley, ca, 1918), 72; McDowell, ‘‘Madame La Framboise 278. 98 John...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (4): 537–565.
Published: 01 October 2013
... Indians in Louisiana to participate in trade networks operated by French Creole families in St. Louis. Yet at least six North West Company posts were established along the lower Des Moines in the later years of the eighteenth century (C. Peter- son 2009: 18–23; Peterson and Artz 2006) and shipped...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (4): 651–678.
Published: 01 October 2010
... Press. Lane, Robert B. 1953 Cultural Relations of the Chilcotin Indians of West Central British Columbia . PhD diss., University of Washington. 1981 Chilcotin. In Subarctic. Vol. 6, Handbook of North American Indians . William C. Sturtevant, gen. ed. Pp. 402 –12. Washington, DC: Smithsonian...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (4): 597–624.
Published: 01 October 2010
...” of the nineteenth-century Caribou Inuit inhabited the lands immediately to the northwest of Hudson Bay.19 They were bordered to the west and southwest by the Chipewyan. Farther west, and north of the Chipewyan, the Copper Inuit ranged throughout the coastal lands border- ing Queen Maud Gulf and Coronation...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of a severe regional drought that lasted until 1856 and proved pivotal, along with increased human ecological disruption, in the severe bison depopulation in the following decades Beginning in the 1840s, the North Platte and Arkansas trade was sustained in part by Euro-American settlers migrating west...
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Ethnohistory (2005) 52 (3): 503–532.
Published: 01 July 2005
... Land (the Hudson’s Bay Company) and of the North-West Territory (in- cluding the Pacific Slope). Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Morton, W. L. 1967 Manitoba, A History. 2nd ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. National Archives of Canada (NAC) Masson Collection...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (4): 571–596.
Published: 01 October 2010
..., or werewolf.32 Thousands of these traders were hired by the North West Company and XYZ Company (and later the HBC) for whom they traveled from Manitoba to Wisconsin, Northern Ontario to Illinois.33 They traveled overland, lived for extended periods with native peoples, and often took indigenous wives...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (4): 725–750.
Published: 01 October 2004
... the French cannot procure unless they come to barter for it with our natives in the north, just as the Brownists of Plymouth come near our places to get wampum in exchange61 Sometime after 1621, but before November 1624, Johannes de Laet, a director of the Dutch West India Company, reported that ‘‘our...
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Ethnohistory (2017) 64 (4): 471–495.
Published: 01 October 2017
... ). The strong link between industrialism, settlement, and imperial expansion has been shown for colonialism in Australia’s historic past (Lawrence 2005 : 280) as well as the colonial power structures of the Russian-American Company in Alaska (Crowell 2011 ). Similarly, colonialism of the American West...
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (4): 639–668.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Lusson claimed the interior of North America for the king of France. He voyaged west from Quebec to Sault Sainte Marie under orders from the intendant of New France and “summoned the surrounding peoples” to witness the possession of their country by the king of France. According to the Jesuit...
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 October 2007
... further north.75 In her study of the mid- to late nineteenth century, Anne Butler has argued rightly that “Indian prostitution was not peculiar to any one frontier location” in the American West, but her casting generalizes prostitution and native people. Indeed, like many scholars...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (1): 101–111.
Published: 01 January 2000
..., James Cook University of North Queensland. 1999 On His Holiness's Secret Services:Representations of Catholicism in Contemporary Evangelised Papua New Guinea.In Expecting the Day of Wrath: Versions of the Millennium in Papua New Guinea . C. Kocher-Schmid, ed. NRI Monograph 36. Port Moresby, Papua...