Last updated: October 6, 2015
Teacher Reference Materials
- Grade Level:
- Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
- Social Studies
Fort Union epitomizes the mutually advantageous interaction of American Indian and European American cultures associated with the fur-trading empire on the Upper Missouri region of the American frontier. Daily life at Fort Union Trading Post reflected the social and economic relationship between and within American Indian and European American cultures associated with the 19th century fur-trading empire. This reference document describes aspects of Assiniboine life, Assiniboine childhood, and the tools used by adults.