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Sur la piste du castor - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB521043
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  James Beveridge
Directors:  Eduard Buckman
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa), Office national du film du Canada (Ottawa)
Subject:  Documentary, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies
Language:  French
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1944
Running Time:  22:00

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The historic post of Moose Factory on James Bay is still a centre of Canada's fur trade. The camera follows Cree trapper George McLoed as he goes out from the post to visit his trap lines. Bivouacing in the open, in bitter cold, he traps mink and beaver, skillfully skinning the animals and drying the rich pelts. Back at the post, he sells his furs to the Hudson's Bay trader.

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