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Fur Trade in Minnesota: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

Secondary Sources

“Some Red River Fur-Trade Activities,” by John Perry Pritchett.
In Minnesota History Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 6 (May 1924), pp: 401-423.
MNHS call number: Digital copy

“Last Days of the Upper Mississippi Fur Trade,” by Rhoda R. Gilman.
In Minnesota History, vol. 42, no. 4 (Winter 1970): pp. 122-140. 
MNHS call number: Digital copy

“British-American Competition in the Border Fur Trade of the 1820s,” by John S. Galbraith.
In Minnesota History, vol. 36, no. 7 (Sept 1959): pp. 241-249.
MNHS call number: Digital copy 

"The story of Grand Portage" by Solon J. Buck.
In Minnesota History Bulletin. Vol. 5, no. 1 (Feb. 1923): pp. 14-27.
MNHS call number: Digital copy.

Where Two Worlds Meet: The Great Lakes Fur Trade, by Carolyn Gilman.
St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1982.
MNHS call number: Reading Room HD9944. U46 G744, also available for purchase

Between the Waters: Tracing the Old Northwest Trail from Lake uperior to the Mississippi, by Larry Luukkonen.
Duluth, Minn.: Dovetailed Press LLC., 2007.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F608.L88 2007

Over the Portage, Into History: The Stories of Eight Outstanding, but Little Known, Northcountry Wilderness Adventurers of the Fur Trade Era, by John Henricksson. 
Stillwater, Minnesota : 4 square books, 2014.
MNHS call number: HD9944.U46 H46 2014

Fur, Fortune, and Empire: the Epic History of the Fur Trade in America, by Eric Jay Dolin.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2010.
MNHS call number: E46 .D65 2010

Let Them Be Remembered: The Story of the Fur Trade Forts, by Elizabeth Browne Losey.
New York: Vantage Press, 1999.
MNHS call number: HD9944.C22 L67 1999

Canoe Routes of the Voyageurs: The Geography and Logistics of the Canadian Fur Trade, by Eric W . Morse
[Canada? : s.n.], 1962
MNHS call number:HD9944.A2 M7

Grand Portage as a Trading Post: Patterns of Trade at “the Great Carrying Place,” by Bruce M. White.
Grand Marais, Minnesota: Grand Portage National Monument, 2005.
MNHS call number: F612 .C88 G794 2005

Moccasins and Red Sashes, by Janna Knittel.
Eastern National , 1997.
MNHS call number: F 612 .C88 G756 1997

La Vérendrye: His Life and Times with Many Illustrations and Maps: a Biography and a Social Study of a Folklore Figure, Soldier, Fur Trader, Explorer, by Martin Kavanagh.
Brandon, Manitoba: Self-published, 1967. Printed in England: Fletcher & Sons Ltd, 1967.
MNHS call number: F1060.7 .L4K3

Calendar of the American Fur Company’s Papers, by Grace Lee Nute.
Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1945.
MNHS call number: HD9944.U45 N9

The American Fur Company Microform: the Final Years, by James Leroy Clayton.
Thesis (Ph.D.) – Cornell University, 1964.
MNHS call number: Microfilm: #189

The Voyageur’s Sketchbook, by James A. Hanson
Chadron, Nebraska: The Fur Press, 1981.
MNHS call number: HD 9944 .N62 H3 1981

The Fur Trade in Minnesota: An Introductory Guide to Manuscript Sources, compiled by Bruce M. White
St. Paul, Minn., 1977.
MNHS call number: Reading Room HD9944.U46 M645

Manuscripts Relating to Saint Paul and the Fur Trade, by Evadene Burri Swanson.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (Micofilm M125).

From the Bottom Up produced by TCR Productions.
St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1994.
Documentary portrays the work of both the sturdy voyageurs and fur traders of the 18th century and the diligent underwater archeologists who, 200 years later, trace the same northern waterways in search of the remnants of the bygone era.
MNHS call number: Videotape #581

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