Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: the letter 'N', Term Type: 'things'
Term: North West Company
Formed by British traders in Montreal in 1783, it employed 50 clerks and 1,100 voyageurs in 1798; controlled most of the Wisconsin fur trade until merging with the rival Hudson Bay Company in 1821.
View articles related to the fur trade at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.
[Source: Cultural Resource Management in Wisconsin (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986).]