They demanded that all the furs should go into their sale shops, and not one of their officials, from the governor to the lowest clerk, dare accept as much as a beaver skin as a present from an Indian.
As a precaution against surprise from bears or wolves, or even wolverines, who are very fond of beaver flesh, it was decided to take their guns along.
After dinner four of these big nest-like affairs were freshened up with some bundles of dry old grass, which was cut in an old disused beaver meadow.
Mr Ross said afterward that in all probability it was an old, sullen fellow that had been driven away by the others from some distant beaver house, and had come and dug a burrow somewhere in that bank and was there living alone.
As before mentioned, our party was on the top of a hill that abruptly rose up from the pond, caused by the backing up of the waters by the beaver dam.
The next object was a solitary beaver sitting on a bank quite unconcerned.
It was evident from its actions that it was on a beaver hunt.
The other beaver instantly sprang into the water, as did all the other beavers within sound of that death-cry.
The wolves and wolverine were already skinned, and so as soon as the boys had had their breakfasts, which had long been waiting them, they set off to visit the beaver dam.
After Freedom my mother wash for family to Beaver Creek.
De judge take his silk beaver hat and gold headed cane and march out, while de baliffs holler: 'Make way!
Each little square contracts in drying and makes a convenient mouthful for them as they scrape it from the skin with their upper canine teeth like a beaver peeling the bark from a cottonwood tree.
Marten, or sable, are also numerous, as are lynx, but otter are scarce, and beaver almost unknown.
Fort Dunvegan, famous to later travellers, was first built on the south side of the river, and was the headquarters of the Beaver Indians, from whom the North-West Company received a formal gift of the site.
The whole district is a succession of beaver meadows, and had at this time several Hudson's Bay Company posts, as already mentioned.
Powder-horn a beaver for a large powder-horn and two small ones.
This afternoon we have seen a great deal of beaver work, and killed some bustards and Canadian grey geese; we have seen no swans, and the ducks, with few exceptions, are shabby.
One letter gives a good account of the social manners and customs of the Beaver Indians, and another a somewhat complete description of the Rocky Mountains and Mackenzie River country.
To-day some tracks of the reindeer, mountain sheep and goats, but the old slave (hunter) has killed nothing but a fowl or beaver now and then.
During the initiation of the members of a Spartan band of my boys, known as the Buckskin Men, each candidate is given a thin slice of the grizzly bear meat and a whiff of the beaver castor.
There he built his campfires and cooked his beaver and bear and deer and elk, using dishes of pottery of his own make and ornamented with crude designs traced in the clay before the dishes were baked.
When the beaverwas brought into camp the camp cook went nearly wild, and so did the lumbermen when they heard the news, and all because they were pining for beaver-tail soup.
He was awakened, shivering, by the beat of rain on the roof, and stumbling over the prostrate forms of the four Beaver brothers, reached the window.
Number ten, There ain't nobody in there but Ben Billings, and the four Beaver brothers, an' three more.
Beaver skins, review of the policy used in the trade for, 273.
If among a nation of hunters, for example, it usually costs twice the labour to kill a beaver which it does to kill a deer, one beaver should naturally exchange for or be worth two deer.
Why do the front teeth of the Squirrel and the Beaver continue to grow?
Beverley insisted upon wrapping Alice in her mantle of unlined beaver skin against the searching winter breath.
Where the beaver is scarce and much pursued, the imprint of a forefoot near the water's edge may be discovered occasionally here and there; in this case the prominence of the toenails is unmistakable.
Where the beaver is protected, he increases rapidly, and if hunted with a rifle, he affords as much excitement as any game that roams the woods.
The individual tracks are close together, considering their size, and the toes of the hind feet almost invariably point inward to a marked degree, reaching an extreme limit in the beaver and the badger.
The writer remembers an instance where one specimen killed every beaver kid and muskrat on a creek several miles along its course.
In 1778 Fort McIntosh was built at Beaver Creek, on the north bank of the Ohio, and Fort Laurens seventy miles towards the interior.
This stream was so low that the boats could not have gone down it had it not been for a beaver dam four miles below the landing-place, which backed up the current.
But the old beaver had thrown himself enough back to make Kazan lose his footing.
The third day after the struggle under the water he killed a big beaver that approached too close to the willow thicket.