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Beaver Club Medal
This medal belonged to Sir George Simpson, governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company.
It was given to members of the Beaver Club — fur traders who had spent at least one year on the frontier.
The Montreal-based club was founded in 1785 by the HBC’s rival, the North West Company. Simpson received his medal in 1820, one year before the merger of the two companies.
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