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Fort Union Society and Trading

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Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Social Studies


Daily life at Fort Union Trading Post reflected the social and economic relationship between and within American Indian and European cultures associated with the 19th century fur-trading empire.

Diverse employees at Fort Union Trading Post contributed to 39 years of successful business. Tasks, clothing of employees, and salaries distinguished a person’s rank on the social hierarchy at Fort Union. This teacher resource document provides a unique look into Fort Union's inhabitants and social hierarchy.


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Last updated: September 7, 2018