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Memorable Manitobans: Louis Primeau

Fur trader.

Originally a Canadian trader, he lived with the Aboriginals for several years before joining the Hudson's Bay Company in 1765. He advocated the expansion of inland posts, and he rejoined the Canadians in 1773, working for the Frobisher interests. He helped the Nor’Westers compete against the HBC at York and Churchill.

More information:

Louis Primeau, Dictionary of Canadian Biography IV, 647.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 20 April 2008

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