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Canada: The Story of Us Hunting Treasure (1777-1793)

A new generation of rebels and entrepreneurs compete for the key to this land's prosperity – its natural resources – while others fight to protect them. It's an epic quest for treasure that shapes the country to this day. Features stories/events include: timber trade, sea otter trade, iron foundry, Chat Ka and the buffalo, the route to the Pacific. Important ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/06/2017

Canada: A People's History Adventurers and Mystics

Episode 2: 1540 to 1670 CE. With the search for the Northwest Passage and the expansion of the Grand Banks fishery, the New World soon becomes a destination for permanent European colonies, in Newfoundland and along the St. Lawrence. Samuel de Champlain begins his legendary journeys, and the precarious beginnings of New France are established. It is an era of unprecedented ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History The Pathfinders

Episode 6: 1670 to 1850 CE. The Canadian west is opened by the great fur-trading empires of the Hudson's Bay and Northwest Companies, the native people who were their indispensable allies, and bold explorers and map makers who ventured from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Ocean and long-sought-for Pacific. Pierre Esprit Radisson defies a governor to take New France's ...
  • 2000
  • 01:47:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2010 Diving for Clues to Canadian History

The fur trade played a large role in the early history of Canada. It opened up the country, created new communities and led to the further exploration of North America. Archaeologists have retrieved many artifacts from places like old trading posts. In this News in Review story we’ll join a team looking for them at the bottom of rapids.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2010

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News in Review - March 1991 The Bay Stops Selling Fur

The Bay's decision to stop selling fur is the point of departure for reviewing the role of the fur trade in the development of Canada. The arguments for and against the fur trade are also examined.
  • 1991
  • 00:09:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1991

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