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

1 Fabric

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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