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An outline of the history of the fur trade, and of the commercial use of furs in Canada. The skins of wild animals, coveted wear for the kings and courts of the Old World, drew adventurers deep into the New. The lonely trade of the trapper changed little, but the fur trade became part of the country's modern industrial economy, with fur farming and conservation assuming increasing importance.

1946, 11 min

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