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    Rendezvous Trade Goods~Vermillion was a type of pigment & was widely prized by the Indians. Beads, brass rings & bracelets were imported EXCLUSEVELY for the Indian Trade. Knives, blankets, copper & tin kettles, lead, gunpowder & food were traded to both trappers & Indians. WHISKEY was a Very Popular Trade Item at Rendezvous, Traded by the FUR COMPANIES like Hudson Bay of course, the Trapper Lived for the Yearly Rendezvous, & would go out to do it again for next year!

    Iroquois Trade Silver Brooch Collection Circa 1700

    The Bordeaux Trading Post - Museum of the Fur Trade

    Hudson Bay Company Jesuit Trade Cross of Lorraine

    Antique French clasp knives, trade silver ornaments, shell wampum beads. Fur trade. Native American. Great Lakes n.d.

    Iroquois Great Lakes Trade Silver Cross 1770's - "An absolutely stunning early example of a hallmarked trade silver cross traded by the Hudson's Bay Company dating from the early 1770's. This heavy tested sterling silver cross exhibits wonderful stamp work, the HB Co. hallmark and a central lion passant (which indicated the king's silver), a cross and the makers hallmark (L.J. Louis Jourdan)."

    Antique Hudson Bay Trade Bead Necklace

    old knife

    Ryan Howell Researching Fur Trade Era Sites in Wisconsin

    trade bead necklace with coins & crosses

    A buffalo horn chair and talisman with wood, iron nails, trade cloth and trade tacks, circa 1890-1920 was made by the Cree Indians of Great Falls, Mont.

    Knife and Sheath, ca. 1840, Northeast, Ojibwa, Sheath: tanned hide, porcupine quills, seed beads, tin cones, red-dyed horsehair, Knife: steel, bone, copper

    A misconception about mountain men was that they were loners,wandering the wilderness detached from the outside world.These men were there to make money.The fur trade was booming, & trapping could be very profitable for someone with the know-how & equipment.Beaver pelts, the most in demand,fetched as much as $6/lb.Trapping was not easy nor was it cheap.The initial investment in gear & supplies was more than most men could part with,leaving trappers one option: a fur trading co.

    Forged roach belly style trade knife

    Big Knife, Chippewa/Cree, Rocky Boy Reservation, Montana- 1909

    Tacked Commercial Leather Knife Sheath. Черноногие

    Hudson's Bay Company Plug Tobacco Plug - Fur Trade n.d.

    Plains beaded hide sheath with trade steel knife~

    Very Large Silver Trade Hudson Bay Brooch

    "Robert Cruickshank" Canadian Silversmith, Fur Trade Silver Cross on Glass Trade Bead Necklace | eBay