How much does it cost?
Note: The fur trade was very important in New France. Native hunters trapped beaver and sold its fur to the Europeans in exchange for products. Here is a list of prices from that time:
Excerpt: Example of a price list (1665)
|1 white Normandy blanket||6 beavers|
|1 gun||6 beavers|
|1 barrel of corn||6 beavers|
|1 ratine blanket1||4 beavers|
|1 Iroquois-style blanket||3 beavers|
|1 large capot2||3 beavers|
|1 medium capot||2 beavers|
|1 small capot||1 beaver|
2 A capot is a coat or cape that usually has a hood.
Author: Nos Racines, #7, Montréal, Éditions T.L.M., 1979, p. 135.
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