Eighteenth-Century Naturalists of Hudson Bay (review)

  title={Eighteenth-Century Naturalists of Hudson Bay (review)},
  author={T. Binnema},
  journal={The American Indian Quarterly},
  pages={732 - 733}
  • T. Binnema
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • The American Indian Quarterly
This book is a very welcome addition to the scholarly literature on the history of Rupert’s Land—the territories of the Hudson’s Bay Company (hbc)—during the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. The hbc was a fur trading enterprise, but the terms of its monopoly charter included obligations to explore and study Rupert’s Land. The purpose of this book is to call attention to the significant scientific study made by hbc employees between the 1730s and the 1820s. The authors rightly point out… Expand