Emporium of the North: Fort Chipewyan and the Fur Trade to 1835
James McPherson Parker, Alberta. Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism, University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism, 1987 - 208 pagina's
Fort Chipewyan, the first European settlement in Alberta, was ideally situated for the fur trade, located as it is at the hub of a drainage system. The fort was reached from the south by the Athabasca River, and the streams running to the north and to the west became highways for expansion of the trade. Lake Athabasca stretches to the east. As a base for extending the trade, Fort Chipewyan ranked second, surpassed only by Fort William on Lake Superior. Not only the fur trade benefitted from the establishment of Fort Chipewyan, however, because as the "Grand Magazine of the North" it became the base of operations for land explorers.
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