Grades 9-adults: Resource, Profit and Politics
Witness a Fur Trade Wedding, and discover what a traditional wedding might have looked like between a Fort Langley fur trader and an Aboriginal bride.
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The year: 1858. The location: Fort Langley. The landscape: turbulent. Discover the economic principles of a successful fur trade community: diversification of both workers and trade, supply and demand, and even marriage. Fort Langley’s profitable trade business helped to sustain a British presence in the area, but a sudden invasion of Americans and others during the gold rush led to conflict, and new opportunities
- Assess the economic, social, political, and cultural impacts of contact with Europeans on BC First Nations during the period of the land-based fur trade up to Confederation
Availability: September to June
Program Length: 2 hours
Mon-Thur: 10 am–noon & 12:30–2:30 pm
Flexible Fri: 9:30–11:30 am & noon–2 pm
- One adult (including teachers and parent chaperones) per five students is free.
Additional adults: $6.55