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Who is Alexander Henry the younger?
Alexander Henry the younger: Alexander Henry 'The Younger', was an early Canadian fur trader, explorer and diarist. From 1799 until his premature death in 1814 he kept an extensive diary which is the most complete record ever printed of the daily life of a fur trader in the north. These journals cover everything that happened to him in a most matter-of-fact manner and have yielded much material for historians and other researchers of that time period in North American history.
- died on (201 years ago)
- written works: "The journal of Alexander Henry the younger, 1799-1814", "New light on the early history of the greater Northwest"
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by Barry M. Gough
Mackenzie, Alexander Henry, Alexander Henry the Younger, and Daniel Harmon were among the fur traders who kept detailed notes that became, eventually, books. These are also important records of exploration, geography, and ethnology. Historical scholarship now shows that the fur trade depended on native energies and commitments. Natives traded furs, principally beaver, for industrial materials, especially ironware, and for liquor and tobacco. Traders were obliged to meet ...
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