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Chp. 5 The Fur Trade

Review your chapter terms.

TermDefinition
voyageur a workman who performed the physical labor of the fur trade, including transporting beaver pelts and trade good by canoe; uneducated, usually from French Canada
clerk a man who managed the day-to-day business at a fur trading post; educated
fur trader a term used for a European or American involved in the fur trade; a person who oversaw one or more trading posts; well-educated and usually from a wealthy family.
partner an owner of the fur trading company that lived in Europe and ran the business from there; sometimes came to the rendezvous
rendezvous an annual summer meeting of people involved in the fur trade
portage the place where boats and/or goods are carried overland from one stretch of water to anohter
pelt an animal skin with fur on it
Metis mixed-race between American Indian women and European fur traders
profit the money gained from the sale of a good or service after all the costs are subtracted from the amount received
resource a source or supply of a useful material (such as wood, fur, or oil)
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
hunter a person (during the fur trade area it was usually a man) who spent most of his time hunting and trapping animals for food and for pelts
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