Example sentences for: pelts

How can you use “pelts” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The smaller stuff is inside, including the Indian currency of beads, wampum (black-and-white shells), and beaver pelts and blankets, as well as the more familiar coinage and paper currency from colonial to modern times.

  • Exasperated by the cost of the haul to Québec and by the heavy taxes imposed on fur pelts, they sought a new outlet for the fur trade.

  • In the company store you’ll see the kind of simple copper and pewter utensils and steel knives that were more precious than gold to the Midéwiwin Indians bringing in their beaver pelts.

  • Their brief encounters with Atlantic fishermen left little impact, but the advent of French and later British colonizers brought, in exchange for their beaver pelts, copper kettles and guns, blankets and brandy, Christianity, measles, and smallpox.

  • The first British fur traders were much less adventurous than the French, waiting for the Indians to bring their pelts to the trading post rather than seeking them out in the forest.

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