Grand Portage:
A History of The Sites, People, and Fur Trade
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Seals and Marks

Scattered throughout the correspondence of the fur trading companies at Grand Portage are the marks used to identify packs of furs and trade goods. A few samples decorate the space below, representing the North West Company, John Askin, Alexander Mackenzie and Company, and the XY Company. According to some authorities, the companies often added an additional mark to indicate which post the pack came from. None of these additional marks appeared in the correspondence studied:

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Last Updated: 15-Jul-2009