Toast to the Fur Trade,
a sketchbook of trade goods,
belongings, surprising amenities, accidents,
food, drink, and The Rendezvous,
hard cover, 120 pages, 155 illustrations,
by Robert Wheeler
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An Essay of the Material Culture of the Fur Trade, by Robert Wheeler former Associate Director of the Minnesota Historical Society.

A sketchbook of the Fur Trade, the origin of its demand, the barters, transporters, traders, trading places, gatherings, personal belongings, and accidents. The voyageur and fur trade enthusiast will devour this book. The author, former Associate Director of the Minnesota Historical Society for 13 years, served as co-director of the Quetico-Superior Underwater Research Project. Hard cover, 8-1/2 x 11" format, 120 pages of text maps, and 155 illustrations.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Introduction
  • The Demand
  • The Barterers
  • The Transporting
  • The Trading Place
  • The Gathering
  • The Trade Goods
  • The Rendezvous
  • The Belongings
  • The Surprise - Amenities in the Wilderness
  • Accidents in the Fur Trade
  • Food and Drink
  • Fur Trade Site-Seeing
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested Reading
  • Bibliography


ISBN: 0-9614362-0-4
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