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An Account of Peltry, 1764
This ledger lists pelts, or animal skins, traded by Indians at Fort Pitt in 1764. The list of animals listed across the top of the ledger is representative of the types of peltry exchanged during this period. Note the large number of beaver and raccoon. In general, such pelts were traded in exchange for finished goods, such as tools and clothing.