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Posted by Sara on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 7:32pm.

What was the NWC made up of? What was the difference between how the HBC and the NWC operated--why was this important? Describe a 'voyageur's' lifestyle. What happened in 1821?

The North West Company was made up of Scottish and American capitalists. The difference between how the HBC and NWC operated was that the HBC waited for its Native traders to bring the furs to the posts on Hudson Bay. The NWC built posts throughout the interior of the west and north and dealt directly with the different Native nations. The NWC also did its best to intercept the furs on their way to the HBC posts. I don't know why this was important. The life of a voyageur was adventerous and pretty hard because they'd have to paddle their canoe consistently. In 1821 the Hudson Bay Company and the North West Company were joined.

Please add any more information. I don't know the second part of this question: What was the difference between how the HBC and the NWC operated--why was this important? More info describing a voyageur's lifestyle would be appreciated as well, thanks:-)

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