There are many companies that have been operating for longer than HBC. One suggests that HBC traders risked their own skins to procure furs. Historian E. Such an explanation of the motto does not exclude literary and Biblical derivations, nor the possibility that the risks of a fur-trading life were in mind. Hudson sailed into what would become known as Hudson Bay in His crew mutinied and set him adrift with his son and a few loyal men the following year.
A Brief History of Canada's Iconic Hudson’s Bay Blanket | Mental Floss
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Hudson's Bay point blanket
The off-white wool patterned with slender stripes of green, red, yellow, and indigo played a vital role in how modern Canada came to be—and it's still for sale today. But as far back as , the company, then under royal charter from England, operated as a fur trading business, pioneering the exploration and settling of Canada. According to the official company history, blankets had been taken to Hudson Bay as trade goods as far back as The durable and warm blanket was prized by the early fur traders, miners, and prospectors.