The maritime fur trade of the Bering Strait was one aspect of the European expansion into the most remote regions of Asia and America. But as we have seen, it fit within a vast global exchange network.
John R. Bockstoce
John R. Bockstoce is an arctic specialist and award-winning author. His most recent book is Furs and Frontiers in the Far North: The Contest among Native and Foreign Nations for the Bering Strait Fur Trade (2009, Yale University Press).