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French investors who had the sole legal right to buy and sell furs, which they licensed to individual traders; unlicensed black market traders (coureurs de bois) could be jailed, fined and have their property confiscated.
View articles related to the fur trade at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.
[Source: Wyman, Mark. The Wisconsin Frontier (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998).]