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The original Nonsuch sailed from England in 1668, to trade for furs in Hudson Bay. Her trip proved successful and investors established the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1670. In 2018, as part of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Gallery Renewal Project, the Nonsuch Gallery has been updated and enhanced.

What did Pierre Radisson do?

Pierre-Esprit Radisson (1636/1640–1710) was a French fur trader and explorer in New France. The decision of Radisson and Groseilliers to enter the English service led to the formation of the Hudson’s Bay Company. His career was particularly notable for its repeated transitions between serving Britain and France.

Who were Radisson and Des Groseilliers What is their significance in the French fur trade?

Radisson, aboard the Eaglet, was forced back to Plymouth by severe storms, while Groseilliers and the Nonsuch crew built the first fort in the region. The two spent the winter trading for pelts. Their report of the wealth in furs led to the founding of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1670.

Who were Radisson and Groseillier?

Radisson and des Groseilliers. The Hudson’s Bay Company played a leading role in the European expansion into the Canadian West. The British fur trading giant began with a most unlikely pair of French fur traders – Mdard Chouart des Groseilliers and his more flamboyant brother-in-law, Pierre Esprit Radisson.

Where did Pierre Esprit Radisson come from?

Avignon, France

What was Pierre Esprit Radisson trying to accomplish in Canada?

In 1682 the COMPAGNIE DU NORD engaged him to challenge the English traders in Hudson Bay. Radisson destroyed rival posts and established Ft Bourbon on the Nelson River. When the governor of Canada taxed their furs and released a ship they had captured, the brothers-in-law sought restitution in France.

What country did Henry Kelsey explore for?


What did Kelsey find?

Henry Kelsey ( c. 1664 – 1 November 1724) was an English fur trader, explorer, and sailor who played an important role in establishing the Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada. Kelsey was born and married in East Greenwich, south-east of central London.

What did Thanadelthur do?

Thanadelthur (Chipewyan for “marten shake”), peace negotiator, guide, teacher, interpreter (born c. She was also instrumental in creating ties between the Chipewyan people and the Hudson’s Bay Company, as well as expanding the fur trade in today’s Churchill, Manitoba region.

Which European company did the Dene Suline work with?

the Hudson’s Bay Company

How do you get to York Factory?

Churchill, York Factory’s main entry point, is 1,400 kilometres (870 miles) northeast of Winnipeg, accessible only by plane or VIA Rail train. Access into the historic site is via small charter aircraft, boat or on a challenging paddling trip down the Hayes River.

What is henday’s full name?

Henday, Anthony, explorer (probably b on the Isle of Wight, Eng; fl 1750-62).

How long was Anthony Henday’s voyage?

Henday’s one-year odyssey was fraught with danger as he battled against starvation, drank foul water and encountered dangerous animals, including bears that attacked him and killed two of his men. He met with numerous native peoples and suspicious French traders.