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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!
Green River knives made in Massachusetts for the fur trade - Museum of the Fur Trade
Antique French clasp knives, trade silver ornaments, shell wampum beads. Fur trade. Native American. Great Lakes.
PLAINS BEADED HIDE SHEATH WITH TRADE STEEL AND WOOD KNIFE
antique tobbaco cans | tobacco tins hudson s bay company tobacco cans
9.8 Trade Silver
african beads | African Trade Beads | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
At a Fur Trade Rendezvous
Cheyenne Leggings Circa 1890. Made of hide, sinew, seed beads, green and yellow paint and rawhide
Museum of the Fur Trade
Women in the whiskey production line at Canada's Hudson Bay Company, date unknown.