• Modifications of the beaver hat as illustrated by Horace T. Martin in Castorologia, or The history and traditions of the Canadian Beaver.

Beaver Hats

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

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  • Illustrations display the modification of the beaver hat in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Canadian fur trade facilitated a thriving market for the beaver hat, made from felted beaver fur. These hats signified one’s class, wealth, or military status. This illustration appears in Castorologia, or The history and traditions of the Canadian Beaver by Horace T. Martin, published in 1892.
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  • Native American Studies
  • History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Regional Studies
  • Literature
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  • 1892
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