Temporary booths for the "fur fair"

Every year from 1667 to 1680, a "foire de la fourrure", or fur fair, was held in Montréal. Ottawa and Algonquin peoples, along with coureurs des bois, came from the back country to trade furs for manufactured goods such as blankets, muskets, and pots. Trading no longer took place in houses. Instead, merchants built or rented highly sought-after temporary booths on the fair grounds. After two days for setting up and discussions, the negotiations would begin.
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