Hudson's Bay Company

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The company was founded on 2 May 1670 under the patronage of Prince Rupert after a voyage in 1668 had proved that access to the fur trade could be established through Hudson Bay. The company fought the French for control of the bay until 1713. Its territorial rights were sold to the dominion of Canada in 1869, but the company continued to trade.

Subjects: History of the Americas.

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