When Skins were Money: A history of the Fur Trade by James A. Hanson Ph.D.


When Skins Were Money tells the story of North America’s oldest and most romantic business, of the exploration of a continent, of fortunes won and lost, and of political intrigue and war that accompanied the struggle for control of furs and the native people who supplied them.  It is the first one-volume history of the fur trade—the first business in North America.  

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