Term: fur trade companies
several major companies brought European manufactured goods to Wisconsin to be exchanged with Indians for pelts; those that dominated the trade in Wisconsin at various times were the Hundred Associates (French) 1655-1760, the Hudson Bay Co. and the Northwest Co. (British) 1760-1816, and the American Fur Co. 1808-ca. 1840. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.
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[Source: Wyman, Mark. The Wisconsin Frontier (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998).]