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HISTORY OF THE FUR TRADE
(CLASSROOM PRESENTATION)

Content ~ A combination of photo images and artifacts help to tell the story of the fur trade as it unfolded across what we now know as Canada, and then into New Caledonia.  Presented in power point form are pictures of the early transportation used by the fur traders, maps used by the fur traders, (sections of which still exist along the west side of Okanagan Lake), photos of the North West Company’s headquarters at Fort St. James, and of Fort Cum Cloups and Fort Shuswap, trading posts on the Thompson River.  Also shown are details of a typical Fur Brigade trip, as portrayed by elementary school students.  Artifacts include a beaver top hat, trade beads, powder horn, striking steel and flint.

Cost ~ $50

Length ~ 75 - 90 minutes

Grade level ~ Grades 4 & 5

School to provide ~ Power Point projector and a table space for artifacts

Follow-up ~ Museum Fur Trade Tour