The Land Based Fur Trade Project: First Progress Report


Ray, Arthur; Elizabet Bedard; Alan McMillan

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Ray, Arthur; Elizabet Bedard; Alan McMillan. The Land Based Fur Trade Project: First Progress Report. Burnaby, B.C.: Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, April, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. pp. 189. 4to. Laminated card covers held with black plastic spiral binding. Black-and-white charts, tables, illustrations, one fold-out map entitled: ‘Rocky Mountain Fort’. Comprises of Documentary Research by Arthur Ray; Fort St. John Artifact Description Project by Elizabet Bedard; Peace River Mapping Project at Rocky Mountain Fort by Alan McMillan. Exceedingly rare in commerce, unrecorded in OCLC. No indication of the presence of this title amongst the holdings at LAC/BAC, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, or the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. Rare. Spiral Bound. ”During the first year of the project the historical research had two focii. These were: (1) the examination of the narrative historical records pertaining to the fur trade of the Athabasca region from initial contact to 1821-22 and (2) the search for quantitative data dealing with material culture of the fur trade of the Peace River area in general and that of Ft. St. John in particular. The objectives of this work have been: (1) To obtain a clear picture of the nature of land-based fur trade of the Northwest just prior to the expansion up the Peace River. (2) To obtain some idea of the ways in which the early Peace River trade (pre-1822) was similar to and different from that of the Athabasca/Mackenzie district as a whole. (3) To provide some basic data for the archaeology crews about the material aspects of the trade at Ft. St. John before to they begin excavations in 1986 and 1987.” (#1755) $395.00