|Author||Bourgeault, Ron G.|
|Journal||Studies in Political Economy|
The object of this paper is to argue that the fur trade of the Hudson Bay basin, in what is now northern Canada, initially transformed Indian labour into that of a peasantry caught in the feudal relations of production. The paper will also show the nature of Indian women's subjugation, a subjugation taken to establish the fur trade. Class, racial and sexist divisions came to be imposed upon the Indigenous Indian population through colonial relations based upon a particular of exploitation.