Synopses & Reviews
The early history of the Hudson's Bay Company comes alive in these true tales of fur-trade wars, incredible wilderness journeys, hardships and danger. Founded by the extraordinary adventurers and renegades Radisson and des Groseilliers, the HBC attracted many memorable characters. Explorer Henry Kelsey was the first European to see the buffalo herds. James Knight met a mysterious fate on a frozen northern island. Brave Isabel Gunn worked in the fur trade disguised as a man. Anyone who enjoys historical adventure will relish these exciting stories of Canada's oldest company.
The explorers and fur traders who started the Hudson's Bay Company were brash and daring adventurers in search of their fortunes in the New World. This book relates the frequently violent early history of the iconic Canadian company and the characters who laboured for it.