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  • Published 1996

Images du castor canadien, XVIe–XVIIIe siècls by François-Marc Gagnon (review)

  title={Images du castor canadien, XVIe–XVIIIe si{\`e}cls by François-Marc Gagnon (review)},
  author={Molly Pulver Ungar},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={638 - 640}
The beaver is a familiar figure in Canadian history. As an important player in Harold Innis's staples thesis, and a participant in the debate surrounding the question of Native depopulation, this animal's significance has thus far been considered generally from an economic perspective. We have come to regard the beaver as a resource whose presence or absence has affected the fortunes of hunters, merchants, or manufacturers. With his study of the changing ideas about castor canadensis, Frangois… CONTINUE READING