Fort Desjarlais

(1836 – 1858) The independently run Fort Desjarlais was the largest and most successful of the Souris River Fur Trading Forts.

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(1836 - 1858) The Independantly run Fort Desjarlais was the largest and most successful of the Souris River fur trading forts.

The Fur Trade on the Souris River flourished because of the proximity of grassland favoured by grazing bison. Pemmican made from these magestic beasts supported the rest of the fur trade.