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The 2015 Fur Trade Symposium is Now History (Pun Intended)
By any measure this symposium was a huge success, thank you to everyone who contributed to making it so. Great Speakers, Thought Provoking Topics, Interesting Field Trips, Delicious Foods, and Wonderful Opportunities to Mingle and Socialize with Fellow Fur Trade Enthusiasts. If you missed out this year, the 2018 Fur Trade Symposium will be hosted by Fort Mandan/Bismarck N.D., start making your plans now.
The Bismarck/Fort Mandan area is rich with fur trade era sites and stories. This is the home of the American Fur Company’s Fort Clark and Lewis and Clark’s Fort Mandan. The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara villages along the Missouri River were central throughout the fur trade era beginning with the early French and British traders, through American outposts later established and finally the independent trappers and traders.