Dutch Traders Experience a Scarcity of Beaver Fur

Video Segment |02:53

Dutch Traders Experience a Scarcity of Beaver Fur

Video Segment |02:53

The concept of scarcity is explained. During the 1600s, beaver fur supply became scarce. The Dutch claimed the New Netherland territory to expand the fur trade, and the scarcity of beaver fur motivated Dutch traders to trade with local Native American tribes.

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Related Topics

  • beaver fur
  • Dutch
  • dutch traders
  • Indians
  • Native American
  • New Amsterdam
  • New Netherland
  • New York
  • scarcity
  • trade
  • traders

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