Fur Trade in Coeur d'Alene
Mark Weadick, a forestry consultant and fur trade historian, talked about the the significance of the fur trade to Coeur d’Alene,… read more
Mark Weadick, a forestry consultant and fur trade historian, talked about the the significance of the fur trade to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He spoke about free hunters, who were French-speaking Iroquois Indians who signed on with fur traders to work six months for the company and six months trapping for themselves. Dressed as a free hunter, Mr. Weadick also spoke about the free hunters' impact on today’s world. The free traders coined the name Coeur d’Alene. The phrase, which translates into “Heart of an Awl” indicated that the Indians living in the area were sharp traders.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from November 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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