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Tales and Treasures from the rich legacy of the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Created by Canada’s History
Comparing ship logs with fur trade post journals can illustrate a better picture of events and provide clues that one record alone might not. As Hudson's Bay Company Archives’ senior archivist Denise Jones demonstrates, we can follow the progress of two buffalo headed for London, England in the fall of 1843 by looking at ship’s log for the Prince Rupert and the York Factory post journal.
Archives Keeper Maureen Dolyniuk gives an expert overview of the history and mandate of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.
Archivist Bronwen Quarry shares story of Gertrude Perrin and the importance of private records within the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.
Maureen Dolyniuk, Manager of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives at the Archives of Manitoba in Winnipeg, explains the importance of Post Journals and the story of Francis Heron.
Senior archivist Debra Moore describes the depth and breadth of the photo archive at the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.
Dr. Jamie Morton shows us two examples of Indigenous clothing items from the Canadian prairies: A moose hide coat from the John Halkett collection and a beaded Cree hood, both made with HBC trade goods.
Dr. Jamie Morton, curator at the Manitoba Museum, explains the nature of the Company's organizational hierarchy and Simpson's role as governor through these extravagant artifacts: an elaborate silver candelabra and a ram's head snuff mull.
Dr. Jamie Morton, curator of the Hudson's Bay Company Collection at the Manitoba Museum shows us some exquisite beadwork and embroidery in these two very different garments.
Dr. Jamie Morton, curator of the Hudson's Bay Company Collection tells us about the original Nonsuch, the history of the replica, and the origin of the HBC museum collection.
Dr. Jamie Morton, curator at the Manitoba Museum shows us three unique carvings made by Indigenous people of Haida Gwaii and the Chukchi of Siberia, including the ghost ship S.S. Baychimo.
Crooked knife blades were some of the earliest trade goods brought to North America from Europe by the Hudson’s Bay Company.
The Hudson's Bay Company is usually associated with chilly northern outposts on the Bay. But there was one glaring tropical exception.
Hudson’s Bay Company chevron trade beads were seen as symbols of friendship and given to indigenous people as gifts, to forge alliances or treaties, and to permit passage.