The Red Sash is a picture book about the history of the fur trade in Canada. It tells of the relationship between the First Nations First Nations, and the Métis people of Canada, and the French Canadian voyageurs on a fur trading post in the 1800's.
Welcome to Fur Trade Stories, a unique presentation of primary and secondary resources found in the collections of Canada's National History Society, HBCA - Archives of Manitoba, The Manitoba Museum, Parks Canada and several First Nations communities.
1920s Coat by Lucille, via The Chicago History Museum. Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, had founded the House of Lucile in London by 1894. Additional branches later opened in New York, Paris, and Chicago. Lucile was known for its use of exotic motifs and silhouettes. This coat from the Paris branch reflects the taste for chinoiserie in French fashions around 1923. Overcoat, circa 1923. Silk brocade, ribbon and velvet, fur.
Mountain Man......Stephen Meek, was born on the 4th of July, 1805 in Virginia. At the age of 20 he entered the services of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He left his moccasin tracks all over the West, from Yellowstone to the Arkansas. A free trapper he hired out with the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1835 and passed through the Umpqua region for the first time in 1836.