FL_10-10 - The North American fur trade - outline

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Lecture 10 – The North American fur trade - outline Blackboard Today : 1) Summary of the fur trade history The fur trade as an international phenomenon: hat mania The beaver (biological characteristics) Fur and felt Prey adaptation Keystone species Great power geopolitics colonial settlement territorial control and raw material supply
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Mercantilism theory policy geography of commodity exchange state, capital, and labor Decline of the beaver trade : ∆ markets / tastes Indian tribes and incorporation into the fur trade ∆ N - S - C : interactive processes Models of incorporation Articulating modes of production: ‘Kin-ordered’ vs. subsistence agriculture / hunter-gatherer Pre-capitalist:
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Unformatted text preview: Division of labor Technology Tribes : Coastal eastern woodlands tribes: Abenaki Powerful nations & middle-men: Huron / Iroquois Great Lakes tribes: Fox, Sauk, Potawatami, Ottowa Midiwiwin Tribal migration Native American societies and the fur trade Socioeconomic change Roles in the economy: labor (raw material suppliers) / middle-men Demography: depopulation and migration Food systems & subsistence strategies Division of labor / gender roles Technologies Politics: kinship vs. status Competition in economy: warfare Cultural loss & acculturation Traditional knowledge / myth Ecology Migration species demography culture and ecology Dependency : exchange relations and reproduction Culpability?...
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