Embark on a historical journey with Jim Duncan, M.A., as he delves into the fascinating stories of women in the fur trade. The fur trade, often regarded as the catalyst for the founding of St. Louis, was mainly led by the involvement of early French settlers, with the exception of a few elite government employees. With a majority of these settlers engaged in the fur trade, a notable aspect emerges—most were married to American Indian women. In this exploration, we’ll uncover the pivotal role these women played in the success of their husbands and the flourishing fur trade.