History Player: George Nelson, Fur Trade Clerk - 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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Project Overview

An MHS History Player portraying George Nelson discussed his life as a fur trader in the NE United States, the roles of traders, clerks voyagers and Indian suppliers in the Great Lakes fur trade, and the cultural and economic exchange between the Native Americans and the Europeans.

Project Details

Event Dates, Locations and Attendance at each individual event: June 9, 2011, Browns Valley Public Library
Program Outputs: 57 participants at 1 program

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations;Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.

  • To increase the knowledge of the participants regarding the fur trade industry and early American history.
Measurable Outcome(s)
  • Surveys indicated that the proposed outcomes were met.
  • They were particularly interested in wild rice.
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Roseville, MN 55113-4266