MinneHistory: Ojibwe, Voyageurs & the forgotten frenzy of Minnesota’s fur trade

North West Company Fur Post, courtesy MNHS

In this episode of “MinneHistory,” we visit The North West Company Fur Post – built by French “voyageurs” and British traders at the beginning of the 1800s. The site is a reminder of the days before maps and explorers, when a seemingly endless European demand for fur fashions landed Minnesota’s Ojibwe and Dakota people at the center of a global industry.