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Wooden seals for tribute bags, from Novgorod

Fur collectors and tribute collectors in Novgorod used cylindrical wooden seals to secure and mark bags of fur and other items. I want to try making some of these, as the mechanism is very intriguing. 916 more words


Chasing the Voyageurs, part 2

The fur trade was a key part of Canada’s history and hundreds of people were involved in it from the late 1600s to the early 1800s. 778 more words


Anti Fur Protesters Take Over Portobello Market

On 21st of January myself and around 15  vegan activists protested against the fur stalls on Portobello Market in West London. There are several fur stalls there selling items such as full length fur coats, animal tails, fur hats, fur trimmed coats and fur scarves. 333 more words


Chasing the Voyageurs, part 1

Have you heard a family story about an ancestor who was a voyageur or coureur des bois? These were the men who canoed across the interior of North America to trade with the indigenous people for beaver pelts and other furs and bring the pelts back to Montreal. 437 more words


Frontier - Season 1, Episode 5: "The Disciple"

Discovery Canada’s Frontier
Season 1, Episode 5: “The Disciple”
Directed by Ken Girotti
Written by Greg Nelson

* For a review of the previous episode, “Wolves” – … 1,481 more words

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