Edited by Shannon Partridge
Inuktitut ISBN: 978-1-897568-01-9
6″ x 9″
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Trading with the Hudson’s Bay Company
Niurrutiqarniq: Trading with the Hudson’s Bay Company recounts both Inuit and traders’ perspectives on the fur trade in the Nunavut area in the last half of the twentieth century. It is also a poignant account of the introduction of money, through the use of the token system at the HBC posts, to Family Allowance payments, which led to the settlement of Inuit in communities, and finally to the cash economy in use today.
Filled with interviews with both Inuit and traders, as well as photographs from the HBC archive, this is a fascinating look at the Hudson’s Bay Company and its relationship with the North.