In Tribal Perspectives
we’ve selected video footage from interviews with members
of the Couer d’Alene, Kalispel, and Blackfeet-Pikuni tribes,
telling stories of the fur trade from their vantage points.
The People section this week highlights
Marie Dorian, the wife of an interpreter for the Astorians who traveled
with her husband and the Astorians across the western interior.
The Art and Literature section features several literary
excerpts and a song recording, which together present the subtle
complexities involving communication at this time.
The Research page includes an annotated list of websites devoted to the overland fur trade, leading you to information about primary and secondary source documents, timelines, and the fur trade history.