Hudson's Bay Company Adventures: Tales of Canada's Fur Traders [NOOK Book]

Overview

The early history of the Hudson’s Bay Company comes alive in these true tales of fur-trade wars, incredible wilderness journeys, hardships and danger. Founded by the extraordinary adventurers and renegades Radisson and des Groseilliers, the HBC attracted many memorable characters. Explorer Henry Kelsey was the first European to see the buffalo herds. James Knight met a mysterious fate on a frozen northern island. Brave Isabel Gunn worked in the fur trade disguised as a man. Anyone who enjoys historical adventure ...

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Hudson's Bay Company Adventures: Tales of Canada's Fur Traders

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Overview

The early history of the Hudson’s Bay Company comes alive in these true tales of fur-trade wars, incredible wilderness journeys, hardships and danger. Founded by the extraordinary adventurers and renegades Radisson and des Groseilliers, the HBC attracted many memorable characters. Explorer Henry Kelsey was the first European to see the buffalo herds. James Knight met a mysterious fate on a frozen northern island. Brave Isabel Gunn worked in the fur trade disguised as a man. Anyone who enjoys historical adventure will relish these exciting stories of Canada’s oldest company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926613147
  • Publisher: Heritage House
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Amazing Stories
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 646,961
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Elle Andra-Warner is a bestselling author, journalist and photographer. Her award-winning articles appear regularly in major publications, and her newspaper columns have been in print since 1994. She has given journalism workshops throughout Canada, is an online guest journalism lecturer for the University of California, Los Angeles, and is the co-editor of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society’s annual journal. Estonian by heritage, Elle was born in a post–Second World War United Nations displaced persons camp for Estonians in Eckernforde, West Germany.

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Table of Contents

Map 11
Prologue 13
Chapter 1 From the Beaver to the HBC 15
Chapter 2 The Launch of a Trading Empire 26
Chapter 3 The Early Days of the HBC 36
Chapter 4 Standoff 48
Chapter 5 The Commando Raids 59
Chapter 6 Remarkable Adventures of the HBC 70
Chapter 7 The Rivalry Continues 104
Chapter 8 An Historic Merger 121
Epilogue 128
Bibliography 130
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  • Posted September 1, 2011

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    $7.19 FOR WHAT

    84 PAGES?THATS IT REALLY?WHAT A RIPOFF!Cant imagine that a book that sells for 7.19 would contain so few pages.Totally feel ripped off.When I buy an ebook I expect it to have enough content to justify the price.Dont waste your money on this farce of a book ,it is more like a magazine article.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2004

    Fascinating Canadian History

    This well-written book is an excellent read for those interested in the adventure, excitement and characters of Canada's fur trade. Canadian history is full quirky characters and the author introduces the reader to some of the most interesting. Book flows well, with good story lines and fast-paced action.

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