Demographic Borderlands: People of Mixed Heritage in the Russian American Company and the Hudsons Bay Company, 1670-1870
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For two hundred years, agents of the Russian American and Hudson's Bay companies maintained vast trading networks in northwestern North America. These agents extracted innumerable furs, for their own material benefit and for the profit of their home countries. In the process, many of them also formed relationships with Native American women. These women moved between their own cultures and very alien European ones. When children of mixed heritage resulted, colonial cultural identities became even more fluid and uncertain. By the 1860s, people of mixed heritage constituted a significant population in both European settlements and nearby Native American communities.
Easley, Roxanne. "Demographic Borderlands: People of Mixed Heritage in the Russian American Company and the Hudsons Bay Company, 1670-1870." The Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99, no. 2 (2008): 73-91. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40492064
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