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  • n. Plural form of peltry.


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  • The men never exerted themselves except when hunger prompted, or a spent magazine made the acquisition of "peltries" necessary to barter for powder and ball.

    The Hive of "The Bee-Hunter," A Repository of Sketches, Including Peculiar American Character, Scenery, and Rural Sports

  • Miller, in one his notes described this subject as: “Tribes of Indians encamp here 3 or 4 times a year, bringing with them peltries to be traded or exchanged for dry-goods tobacco, vermillion, brass and diluted alcohol.”

    "Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller" on display in Fort Worth

  • I can patter Canadian French with the hunters who come for peltries to Nachitoches or Thichimuchimachy; but from the tongue of a

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • He had slain buffalo on the plains, elk on the Red River of the North; dug ores on Superior, trapped with Kit Carson, and sold peltries to the Fur Company in St. Paul...

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  • I hear he got six thousand fine peltries for them.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • When the Utes, whose village was nearby, had come diffidently back to trade, Tasmin had been too focused on Pomp and his fever to pay attention to what went on in camp, but now that she saw their attackers milling around among the mountain men, exchanging peltries for hatchets, tobacco, blue and green beads, she felt incensed.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Foolishly he had let the white men have the river, supposing they would be satisfied with the peltries they got from these weak tribes, these corn Indians, farmers and traders.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • ‘Ashley says he’s done— not enough peltries to make it worth coming this far.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Trappers were always passing them, headed downriver with peltries piled high in their small boats.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • In his opinion it was already too late in the season to safely start such a journey; and the reason it was late in the season was that Charlie kept cramming peltries and anything else he thought might sell into the wagons.

    The Berrybender Narratives


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