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Coureur des bois by Vorace-Art.deviantart.com on @deviantART - This comes close to what a historical French-Canadian fur trader would have looked like. There are some distinctly Québécois elements (the ceinture fléchée and tuque being notable here), but otherwise, the fur trader would have adopted much of the dress and mannerisms of the First Nations people he worked with - much to the chagrin of the colonial administration and Catholic clergy ;):
Iroquois Great Lakes Trade Silver Cross 1770's
Iroquois Great Lakes Trade Silver Cross 1770's - "An absolutely stunning early example of a hallmarked trade silver cross traded by the Hudson's Bay Company dating from the early 1770's. This heavy tested sterling silver cross exhibits wonderful stamp work, the HB Co. hallmark and a central lion passant (which indicated the king's silver), a cross and the makers hallmark (L.J. Louis Jourdan)."
Fall Listing At Uchizono Gallery
Part of the collection of early trade silver that was sold to the Southwest Museum in the 1970's and is now housed in the Gene Autry Museum, this 1780's silver trade gorget was used to secure Native trappers to supply furs for the Hudson Bay Company traders. This early gorget is hallmarked with Robert Cruickshank's initials and the HB mark of the company founded in 1680. Found with it's original beads which date from the mid 1700's, it has been restrung for presentation.