Radisson and Des Groseilliers were the initial men behind the establishment of the Hudson’s Bay Company. they were French but unhappy with France’s pursuit of furs. They switched sides more than once through the years.
Early indoor winter clothing consisted of a large moose skin lined with several other pelts, a layer of flannel, and three inner layers of cut up blankets.
When the two trading companies merged they created the most powerful and expansive fur trading company in the world.