Why did the fur trade stop?
Explanation from Alloprof
This Explanation was submitted by a member of the Alloprof team.
Indeed, although the fur trade was the most lucrative economic activity in New France, there was a decline in this activity at the turn of the 19th century. There are several reasons for this. On the one hand, beaver fur had become less popular in Europe. On the other hand, it was more and more difficult and expensive to obtain the furs, in particular because the beaver was becoming more and more rare (because it was being hunted massively) and it was necessary to go find the furs further and further into the territory. In return, the timber trade will become increasingly important!
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