Trappers' Brides: Intercultural Marriages in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade
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Anthropology and Museum Studies
The article discusses marriages between Native American women and Euro-American fur traders in the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. Particular focus is given to artist Alfred Jacob Miller's written and pictorial depictions of such marriages. According to the author, Native American were active participants in the fur trade, contributing both manual labor and cultural skills. It is suggested that some Native American women were subject to severe exploitation.
Barlow, K. (2013). Trappers' Brides: Intercultural Marriages in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade. Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal, 7, 76-97.
Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal