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Hudson's Bay Company Adventures

Tales of Canada's Fur Traders

by Elle Andra-Warner

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The early history of the Hudson's Bay Company comes alive in these true tales of fur-trade wars, incredible wilderness journeys, hardships and danger. Founded by the extraordinary adventurers and renegades Radisson and des Groseilliers, the HBC attracted many memorable characters. Explorer Henry Kelsey was the first European to see the buffalo herds. James Knight met a mysterious fate on a frozen northern island. Brave Isabel Gunn worked in the fur trade disguised as a man. Anyone who enjoys historical adventure will relish these exciting stories of Canada's oldest company.

About the Author

Elle Andra-Warner

A graduate of Lakehead University, Elle is the author of three books for Altitude Publishing's Amazing Stories series. She is also a travel journalist/photographer, a freelance feature writer, and a seminar speaker. Elle resides in Thunder Bay with her husband, Glenn, and daughter Cindi, but travels often to Alberta and British Columbia to visit her other two daughters, Tania and Tami.
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“Well researched. . . interesting stories and tidbits of information” —BC Books for BC Schools

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Hudson’s Bay Company Adventures: Tales of Canada’s Fur Traders

In this Amazing Stories series title Andra-Warner describes the European craze for the felt hats that drove the market for North American beaver pelts. The book then focuses on the Hudson’s Bay Company history beginning with its inception as the Hudson Bay Project in 1668 and ending in 1870, when it relinquished its land and rights of monopoly to the Dominion of Canada. Well researched though somewhat dry overall the interesting stories and tidbits of information that will add interest to the typical textbook presentation of this time period. The sequencing of information is at times confusing.

Caution: Includes some graphic violence, death and the practice of taking Cree women as “bed fellows”.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2009-2010.

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