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Fort Union Society and Trading

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Subject:
Social Studies

Background

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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