North West Company Fur Post, Minnesota

The Snake River wintering fur trade post of the North West Company was one of many posts maintained by fur-trading companies in the Snake River region. The region was a natural transportation hub — the Snake River linked Mille Lacs and the Upper Mississippi region with the headwaters of the St. Croix, Chippewa and Wisconsin Rivers to the east. Today, the Minnesota Historical Society and The Friends of the North West Company Fur Post maintain and operate this reconstructed post as an education center. Period-garbed interpreters reenact the seasonal and daily activities of the era’s traders, trappers, and Ojibwe. Walking trails highlight the Snake River’s significance to Native Americans, voyageurs, and fur traders during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

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