Expanding Trade Networks
The Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) were active participants in the 1700s fur trade. They exchanged pelts for European goods at trading posts located near water for easy transportation. They also traded recently acquired European goods with other
The Anishinaabeg acquired materials from the French like beads, velvet and printed fabric. Metal goods like sewing needles, scissors, pots and pans became valuable resources in daily life. Effects of the fur trade can still be seen today.