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The fur trade influenced the historical development of Canada in a number of ways including: the development and expansion into western and northern Canada; the significance of Canadian place names; the origin and rise of the Métis Nation; the impact of interaction between the First Peoples and the Europeans-and these connections can be found in personal and commercial stories about the people and events of the fur trade.

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Author: John Prest
Title: Marie Gaboury
Publisher: The Beaver
Year Published: May 1923
Location: The Beaver Index - May 1923, p.319-20
Copyright Holder: The Beaver
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