Unformatted text preview: of pemmican. Gradually, the Métis people left trading in pemmican and started to produce and trade buffalo robes as it was more profitable. Some Métis bought prepared robes and then sold it to Hudson’s Bay Company. A lot of the Métis people took advantage of other spin-offs from the buffalo trade. The manufacture and sale of Red River carts assumed heightened importance throughout the 1850s and 1860s. Métis specialized in freighting goods to St. Paul and soon this extended to the buffalo hunt itself, where they began to hire wage labors to hunt and for robe production. As buffaloes because scarce around Red River, the Métis left to the Great Plains, where they would be able to hunt and trade permanent....
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- Fall '11
- Hudson's Bay Company, Red River, Metis, Métis people