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Chapter 5

The Fur Trade

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profit the money gained from the sale of a good or service after all the costs needed to make the sale are subtracted from the amount received
resource a source or supply of a useful material (such as fur, wood, or oil)
fur trader a term used for a European or American involved in the fur trade. Often it refers to a person in charge of a trading post.
pelt an animal skin with the fur on it
hunter a person, usually a man, who spent most of his time hunting or trapping animals for food and for pelts
guide a person hired to help voyageurs and fur traders find their way through unfamiliar lands
interpreter a person who translates for people who speak different languages
clerk a man who managed the day- to-day business at a fur trading post
voyageur a workman who performed the physical labor of the fur trade, including transporting beaver pelts and trade goods by canoe
Radisson and Grossiellliers French explorers and fur traders who came to Minnesota in the 1650's.
Daniel Graysolon (Sieur du Lhut) French military officer, explorer, and fur trader who worked in the Lake Superior region from 1678 to 1687. The city of Duluth is named for him.
Father Louis Hennepin Catholic missionary from Belgium who was among the first to explore the Mississippi River into Minnesota and the land of the Dakota.
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