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Souvenirs of the Fur Trade

Northwest Coast Indian Art and Artifacts Collected by American Mariners, 1788-1844

Souvenirs of the Fur Trade( )
Author: Malloy, Mary
ISBN:978-0-87365-833-1
Publication Date:Dec 2000
Publisher:Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University, Publications Department
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

American mariners made more than 175 voyages to the Northwest Coast during the half-century after the ships Columbia and Washington pioneered the route from Boston in 1787. Although obtaining sea otter pelts for the China trade was the original purpose of the voyages, the art and culture of Northwest Coast Indians so intrigued and fascinated American sailors that the collecting of ethnographic artifacts became an important secondary trade. The Indians traded masks,...
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Book Details
Pages:176
Detailed Subjects: Art / Native American
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
History / North America
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.346 x 10.998 x 0.462 Inches
Book Weight:2.002 Pounds



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