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Hudsons Bay Blankets

Hudsons Bay Blankets

The Hudson's Bay Company was chartered by King Charles II of England in 1670. This Royal Charter granted rights to "sole trade and commerce" in a vast wilderness, comprising almost 40% of what is now Canada. As the Company pursued the lucrative fur trade with the native population of this domain, its employees and adventurers explored and established forts and settlements, opening the way for the eventual birth of a nation.

One of the trading commodities most highly prized by the Indians in exchange for their beaver pelts, was the original Hudson's Bay "Point" Blanket. The earliest mention of Hudson's Bay "Point" Blankets is contained in the Minutes of a meeting of the Hudson's Bay Company's London Committee on 16th December, 1779, but there is little doubt that they were an article of trade before this date.

A letter of 1780 to the committee states that:

the "Points" are known to every Indian as the price to be paid for each as 2 1/2 points - 2 1/2 beaver, 3 points - 3 beaver, etc.

Hudson's Bay "Point" Blankets were used twice by Admiral Byrd's expeditions to the Antarctic; early Mount Everest expeditions depended on them, and Colonel and Mrs. Charles Lindbergh wore "Point" blanket coats on their flight to Europe by way of Greenland and Iceland. "Point" blankets and "Point" blanket coats were prized for their warmth and durability by prospectors and miners during the gold rush days of the Klondike and Yukon. They have been used in emergencies by Inuit and Eskimos as kayak sails, and to wash the gold out of river graved by excited prospectors. One Hudson's Bay point blanket was used in a Canadian home for over 50 years after being salvaged from a wreck on Lake Superior and spending several years under water! 

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Hudson's Bay 8 Point Blanket

Hudson's Bay 8 Point Blanket

Legendary blankets that set the standard by which all others are measured

In the late 1700s, wool blankets were so important to comfort and survival that they were used as a form of currency in trading between trappers and Native Americans. Beaver pelts were exchanged for blankets through the Hudson's Bay Company and its outposts throughout Northern Canada.

Hudson's Bay Point Blankets retain the authentic 100% wool quality that has made these blankets legendary. Like those sold in the 18th century, today's blankets are made in England with wool blended from sources in England, Wales, New Zealand, and India. Each type of wool is selected for qualities that help create a water-resistant, soft, warm, and strong final product. The wool is dyed before it is spun and then air- and sun-dried to brighten the colors. These blankets warm the interior of any home, cabin, or cottage. They will keep you and your guests warm and cozy on the coldest nights, just like they've kept generations of trappers, hunters, fur traders, and Native Americans warm and comfortable. 100% wool. Imported. Dry clean.

Price: $593.75

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Hudson's Bay Capote Pillow Shams

Hudson's Bay Capote Pillow Shams

3 buttons closure/fringed edge backed with 65% Acrylic / 30% Polyester / 5% Modacrylic Fleece. Sold in pairs(by entering quantity 1 you will receive one package with two shams in it for the price of $130.00)

Price: $128.25

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Hudson's Bay 6 Point Blanket

Hudson's Bay 6 Point Blanket

Legendary blankets that set the standard by which all others are measured

In the late 1700s, wool blankets were so important to comfort and survival that they were used as a form of currency in trading between trappers and Native Americans. Beaver pelts were exchanged for blankets through the Hudson's Bay Company and its outposts throughout Northern Canada.

Hudson's Bay Point Blankets retain the authentic 100% wool quality that has made these blankets legendary. Like those sold in the 18th century, today's blankets are made in England with wool blended from sources in England, Wales, New Zealand, and India. Each type of wool is selected for qualities that help create a water-resistant, soft, warm, and strong final product. The wool is dyed before it is spun and then air- and sun-dried to brighten the colors. These blankets warm the interior of any home, cabin, or cottage. They will keep you and your guests warm and cozy on the coldest nights, just like they've kept generations of trappers, hunters, fur traders, and Native Americans warm and comfortable. 100% wool. 72" x 90". Imported. Dry clean. Of all the products marketed by Bemidji Woolen Mills, Mike Wellner Online Order Specialist #1 Choice is the 6 Point Green and Black Hudson Bay Point Blanket.

Price: $470.25

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Hudson's Bay Capote Throw

Hudson's Bay Capote Throw

Quality and craftsmanship of these genuine Hudson Bay blankets are legendary. They offer luxurious texture, superior warmth and vivid long lasting colors. Woolrich is the exclusive U.S. Distributor.

Price: $166.25

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Hudson's Bay 4 Point Blanket

Hudson's Bay 4 Point Blanket

Legendary blankets that set the standard by which all others are measured

In the late 1700s, wool blankets were so important to comfort and survival that they were used as a form of currency in trading between trappers and Native Americans. Beaver pelts were exchanged for blankets through the Hudson's Bay Company and its outposts throughout Northern Canada.

Hudson's Bay Point Blankets retain the authentic 100% wool quality that has made these blankets legendary. Like those sold in the 18th century, today's blankets are made in England with wool blended from sources in England, Wales, New Zealand, and India. Each type of wool is selected for qualities that help create a water-resistant, soft, warm, and strong final product. The wool is dyed before it is spun and then air- and sun-dried to brighten the colors. These blankets warm the interior of any home, cabin, or cottage. They will keep you and your guests warm and cozy on the coldest nights, just like they've kept generations of trappers, hunters, fur traders, and Native Americans warm and comfortable. 100% wool. 72" x 90". Imported. Dry clean.

Price: $375.25

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