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Ecological implications of the 18th and 19th century fur trade: a study of five HBC post's accounts

dc.contributor.advisorHamilton, Scott
dc.contributor.authorSutton, Garth R.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-25T19:05:15Z
dc.date.available2017-05-25T19:05:15Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/844
dc.description.abstractThis research critically addresses the ecological implications of the 18th and 19th Century fur trade and whether primary source material written and maintained by European fur traders can measure resource procurement changes through a diverse geographic area over a 62 year period. The study utilizes Hudson Bay Company post journals from five posts selected from three different ecological zones situated along a primary transportation route in north-central Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The study was divided into four periods reflecting different intensity levels regarding resource use. The research challenges the previously held assumptions that over harvest resulted in resource collapse and resulting hardships.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental historyen_US
dc.subjectHudson Bay lowlandsen_US
dc.subjectSurface geology/physiography/hydrologyen_US
dc.subjectEcologyen_US
dc.subjectPrecambrian Shielden_US
dc.titleEcological implications of the 18th and 19th century fur trade: a study of five HBC post's accountsen_US
dc.typeThesis
etd.degree.nameMaster of Environmental Studiesen_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Studies : Northern Environments & Culturesen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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