Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:30pm
White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic
Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
From the late 18th to early 20th centuries, the circumpolar fur trade provided manufactured products in return for furs and other commodities that ultimately reached markets in Asia, North America, and Europe. Russians, the British, Americans, and members of 50 Native nations cooperated and competed in the immense region from Chukotka, Russia, to Arctic Alaska and western Canada. This trade fed expansion into the most remote borderlands of northeastern Asia and North America, forever changing lives and altering the region’s history.
Join John R. Bockstoce, a leading scholar of the Arctic fur trade, for an illustrated discussion of its origin and evolution drawn from his 50 years of research and his books Furs and Frontiers in the Far North and White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic (Yale University Press).
Book signing to follow with prices matched to Amazon. Proceeds support educational initiatives at the Yale Peabody Museum.
- Admission: Free
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