Algonquins And The Fur Trade

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At the beginning of the seventeenth century, the fur trade became a common practice within French colonies. The trading of furs led to the important encounter between Europeans and Natives, and this encounter would lead to larger effects for the nations, such as the Algonquins, resulting in the domino effect of cultural shifts. The actions that took the largest toll on Algonquins is the over-hunting to sustain the fur trade, the presence of Catholic activists, and the differing views of both the Algonquins and the Europeans. As a result of the introduction of Europeans and the beginning of the fur trade, the foundations of Algonquins’ sacred spirituality of animalism began to crumble. Animalism is an ancient belief that everything possesses

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