The posts at Pointe-Bleue

At the time which ended the contact period, the creation of the Pointe Bleue reserve in 1856 saw the implementation of the fur trade, in a more sedentary fashion.  At the start, it was the Hudson Bay Company that held almost complete control of the fur trade in the community.  Later, facing a marked disinterest in the market by the Hudson Bay Company, small companies were installed, Révillon et Frères as well as Robertson & Son’s.  The latter operated elsewhere under the name of Robertson Furriers, manufacturer of fur products and another, Ilnu Furriers, which worked in the purchase and sale of raw furs.  Thus more than five generations of the Robertson family have overseen the development of this market.