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      Rendezvous Trade Goods: Vermillion was a type of pigment widely prized by the Indians. Beads, brass rings & bracelets were imported exclusively 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.

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