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Fort Langley National Historic Site

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Grades K-3: Communities in the Fur Trade

Barrel-rolling relay
Barrel-rolling Relay
© Parks Canada/N. Hildebrand 2012

Imagine being part of the Robertson family for a day as you explore a real 1800s fur trade community. Your father is a boat builder, your mother is a highly respected Aboriginal woman from a neighbouring village. Look for clues of how children could contribute to family life at the fort. Roll a barrel, meet the blacksmith, learn to waltz, and discover how the First Nations and Hudson’s Bay Company communities met each others’ needs.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify cultural similarities and differences
  • Identify changes that can occur in communities over time
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