Chapter 5 - Beaver, Bison, and Black Robes: Montana's Fur Trade, 1800-1860

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Online textbook: Chapter 5

Worksheet 1: Smallpox and the Slaughter of the Bison

Worksheet 2: Map Skills

 

Learning from Historical Documents:

Broadside Announcing the Auction of Buffalo Robes, 1877

 

For Educators: Resources

Interesting Links  

Hear some Métis fiddle tunes and learn the importance of the fiddle in Métis culture.

Join Montana Historical Society archivist and fur trade enthusiast Rich Aarstad on a six-minute tour of fur trade artifacts.

Watch a three-minute video on how American Fur Trade Company traders negotiated with Indian traders at Fort Union Trading Post in 1851. 

Canadian Cree, E. S. Paxson, 1905, Montana Historical Society Museum
Canadian Cree, E. S. Paxson, 1905, Montana Historical Society Museum