Mohawk traders follow a trail near the Hudson River, circa 1700.
This image shows three Mohawk Indians traveling a worn trading path towards the Hudson River and Fort Orange (Albany, New York). They are going to trade with the Dutch for tobacco and liquor. The path would be known centuries later as Albany’s State Street. This practice of unguarded trading parties would change not too many years later with the arrival of the English and French traders. The lucrative fur trade for the pelts of beaver, fisher, marten and otter sparked continual conflict between native peoples and the French and English settlers. The struggle for territory culminated in the French and Indian War.
Type: Giclée Edition ~ Signed and Numbered Prints
Image size: 6.5 x 9 inches