Friday, 21 February 2014

Socials 10-2: The Merger of the fur companies; the Metis

We started by reading pp 147-150 which dealt with he merger of the two fur trade companies; although the NW Co had more shares initially, the HBC still ultimately came out on top.  We created some brief notes in our notebooks and then made a comment at the bottom of this post.

Next we read some timeline info about the Red River Resistance at the "How Stuff Works" website here.  The website gives a simple overview that will allow you to create a timeline (sketchnote, I hope) of the events that led up to and were included in this first "rebellion."
If you create a sketchnote, the metaphor of "the road that led
to the events" might be useful; this will get you started.

We also filled out Ex 14 to review the fur trade and then I showed a short video that demonstrated the way the Cree people of James Bay Quebec tan moose hide.  This gives you an idea of what the Cree language sounds like and also some of the processes that would have been used during the fur trade.  Here is a link to the video.

Please come to class with your timeline completed.  Also, please ensure you remember your text for every class.

26 comments:

  1. I find it interesting how quickly the animal populations began to deplete after the beginning of the fur trade.

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  2. -The fur trade resources declining
    -Merging companies way the only way to survive
    -less and less employees - more aboriginal trades people
    -100 shares NW co- 55/ Hudsons Bay Company- 45

    Conclusion: Furtrade fading, survival of the fittest

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    1. I was surprised that the two rival companies would merge and become even more successful together

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  3. I think it is interesting that George Simpson did nothing about his sons death. I also think it is bad that George Simpsons wife did'int even want to talk with his husbands race.
    Ethan

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    1. so suprising!!!!
      Nick

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  4. I thought the NW Co was going to be on top so it quite surprised me.
    Sam

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  5. I think it was a good idea that the NWC and the HBC became one company.

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  6. I agree with you Carson!! Now the animals have two company's hunting them so they are going to die off a lot faster.

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  7. I was surprised that they hired all the native people and fired the rest.
    Ciara Stewart

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  8. I am also suprised that the HBC and NW Co would merge together and make the one big company

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    1. Ethan I forgot to put my name

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  9. I think the new companies have more then half of the territory of modern Canada is the key of merger.
    Jerry

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  10. I want to know why the NWC company sold its shares. I thought all the shares would be valued the same so why sell yours if you control the biggest company in Canada?
    Alex

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  11. I ALSO concur ethan.

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  12. I want to know why the NWC company sold its shares. I thought all the shares would be valued the same so why sell yours if you control the biggest company in Canada?
    Alex

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  13. i was surprised to find out that Simpson traveled around instead of staying behind his desk. -robyn

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  14. Its intersting that fur trading was the most importent trading system in 1800s.

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  15. i think its interesting how the two companies merged together and also how fast the animal population began to deplete after the fur trade

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  16. The both companies decided to merge because they were suffering financially. They helped each other so that they won't have to compete.
    Christine

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  17. It think it was a very intelligent plan too merge. I believe the reason the HBC ended up on top was because of the way the company continued running the HBC way.

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  18. I think that the two company merge together so that they will survive. The NWC sold their shares in the new company back to the HBC.
    krislyn

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  19. Thanks for your comments. As the semester goes on we'll be responsible for more comprehensive posts and I'll ask that you "comment on the comments." Please remember to create a timeline (sketchnote?) for the Riel Resistance 1869-70 (I suggest you begin your timeline at 1867).

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  20. I think that the NWC and the HBC made a really smart decision by joining forces and merging as a single company. They control more than 7m sq miles. That made the new HBC control over half of Canada.

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