The Competition between the Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company. Early Competition. From 1720 to 1763 many Cree carried their furs from the West to the HBC forts on Hudson Bay.
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From 1720 to 1763 many Cree carried their furs from the West to the HBC forts on Hudson Bay.
From 1731 to 1743 the La Verendryes (independent traders from Quebec) built forts on the rivers farther West to encourage the Native people to trade with them instead of going to the HBC.