Part 2: Fur Trade on the Red River

Questions: Sections 1-2

Comprehension Questions

  1. Name the two leading fur trading companies which branched down from Canada into North Dakota, and tell where each was from.
  2. Who set up the first fur trading post in North Dakota?
  3. Who set up the first permanent fur trading post in North Dakota? What was it called?
  4. Who gave birth to the first non-Indian baby in North Dakota?
  5. Name the water plants that Alexander Henry liked to eat.
  6. Name the two classes of furs and give examples of each.
  7. What did John Fubbister do that surprised everyone?
  8. What was John Fubbister’s real name?

Critical Thinking Question

  1. Do you think women should have been allowed to work in the fur trading business? Explain.