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    Metis' Struggle for Self Identification

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    Metis' Struggle for Self Identification One of the most contentious issues in Canada’s history is that of the Metis. Some people feel this unique group of people does not deserve any sort of recognition, whereas others believe their unique history and culture is something to be recognized and cherished. The history of the Metis people is filled with struggle; not only struggles against other powers, but also a struggle for self-identification. Despite strong opposition, the Metis people of Canada

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    The Hudsons Bay Company

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    legal power and social control using the Hudson's Bay Company's monolithic jurisdiction over a large part of North America. The period under study is from the Company's chartering in 1670 until 1821, when a new regulatory act was passed. An examination of the legal system which was operative in the late 17th and entire 18th century in Rupert's Land offers insight into the roots of the Canadian legal process. In spite of the corporate nature of the Company-run Rupert's Land, I believe that a close

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    these desperate attempts to forage a better life or to discover extravagant riches, history has shown that some men aspired to nobler ends. Howse was a capable bookkeeper, inland trader and an avid explorer for the Hudson’s Bay Company, who is accredited with being the first company trader to cross the Continental Divide. ... ... middle of paper ... ... every oppressed young man in Britain. In Rupert’s Land, Howse found fame and fortune; he found a pass through the Rocky Mountains; he found

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    Women In the Fur Trade

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    to illuminate how Native women played the role as important producers when it comes to fur trade of the American Plains and, of course, the Canadian region. This paper will also deal with the two important company's namely the North West and Hudson's Bay Company and tell how each functioned during the time of fur trade. The term “fur traders” is the term often used to described anyone who was interested in the traffic of furs. The traditional picture has been that of a male in buckskin shirt and a

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    New World was a major factor in generating handsome profits, and there is no other pelt exchanging business enterprise like the Hudson's Bay Company. It is the oldest venture of Canada and it inspired many by its domination in the fur trading industry during its early years. They equipped their own armies, minted its own coins and even issued its own medals. The company had controlled fully one-third of present-day Canadian territory and were thought by many as a kingdom by itself in the fur industry

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    Rupert's Land: The Division Lies Only in Interpretation I sit here and I consider myself a young and developing Historian. I consider Frits Pannekoek and Irene M. Spry to be similar historians, yet with more knowledge, age, and experience. What I am sure does not differ between myself, these Authors and other related Historians, is a certain degree of ability to take a piece(s) of work and critically canalize it. I have done just that recently. I have taken the essays, The Flock Divided: Fractions

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    Brief Canadian History

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    Macdonald found out that settlers were interested in moving to the west he wanted them to settle as soon as possible and preferably before their neighbours. However, Rupert’s land was in the way and it was up for sell from the once powerful Hudson’s Bay Company whom controlled the area. In conclusion the British fur trade giant had been in decline for years and now it was up for grabs. The Canadians were afraid of The Americans, who had just paid Russia millions of dollars for Alaska in 1867, whom

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    furs, such as Beaver, Mink, O... ... middle of paper ... ...s Bay Company - History. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. . [7] http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_furtrade/fp_furtrade1.html "Contact & Conflict: First Nations, French, & English in Canada." Canada's First Peoples. N.p., 2007. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. . [8] http://www.canadiana.ca/hbc/hist/hist7_e.html "Conflict and Change." Exploration, the Fur Trade and Hudson's Bay Company - History. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. . [9] http://eculture.pagc

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    Hudson Bay Case Study

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    Hudson’s Bay Company Target Market As a department store, the Bay and its subsidiaries are not exclusive to a specific demographic. This being said, the HBC’s largest consumer base is made up of adult women. While the HBC’s stores do carry men’s apparel, the selection is smaller and largely less promoted. The clothing styles and prices are also geared more towards an adult audience, as compared to the cheaper and more casual products designed for teens and young adults. The home appliances sold

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    The fur trade was an expanding event. It traveled from coast to coast as Canada was established. As the Europeans arrived they noticed that the first nations had stuff that they wanted such as beaver skins. They started noticing that different colonies had different goods and expanded northerly and westerly to places with more colonies and more goods to trade. They traded with the first nations until Canada became a country and made a currency. Wood, grains, and bison are all reasons that the Europeans

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