The French fur trade was an important event in history. This trade lasted for 200 years. It started from the year 1650 to the year 1850. This trade was between the French and the Natives. This trade first started because the Natives figured that the main source the French used to get rich was beaver furs whom which the Natives had plenty of because of the hunting the women did since they were small games.The furs would be used to make hats and big coats which will keep them selves warm during the long freezing winters. In return, the Europeans sent knives, hatches and beads to the French.
Because of this trade, the french decided to create the first trading post in New France which immensely enriched New France. New France was also ask to be monopolized over since it was a rich and well developed place.
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