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Tales and Treasures from the rich legacy of the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Created by Canada’s History
Maureen Dolyiniuk, Keeper of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, explains how the Archives of Manitoba came to house the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives and its importance as a repository for Manitoba, Canada and on an international scale.
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 Denise Jones shows us how to uncover layers of information by researching multiple records.
Senior archivist Debra Moore describes the depth and breadth of the photo archive at the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
Trade axes were an important and highly prized trade good throughout the fur trade era.
The Hudson’s Bay Company has been selling alcoholic spirits since its inception.