Some Links:

Fort Langley National Historic Site: article "The Hudson's' Bay Point Blankets in the Fur Trade" by Frieda Klippenstein.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ab/rockymountain/natcul/natcul10_E.asp

Barry Friedman is author of Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets published in 2002, now out of print. His website is: http://www.barryfriedmanblankets.com/

Hudson's Bay Company Heritage. http://www.hbc.com/hbcheritage/

Lunchip.com. Two page "Warm Blanket Story" on the Bay blanket and an interview with H. Tichenor about writing The Blanket, (April 2004). http://www.lunchip.com/hbb/index.html

The Manitoba Archives, in Winnipeg, also houses the archives of the Hudson's Bay Company. http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/

The Museum of the Fur Trade (Chadron, Nebraska). http://www.furtrade.org/

Pendleton National Park Blankets, 1916 to 2006. http://www.nationalparkblankets.com/

Stroud District Museum. http://www.stroud.gov.uk/docs/museum/museum.asp?did=new_mus_home

Washington State Historical Society. An article in Columbia Magazine Summer 2002; Vol. 16, No. 2. "Indian Trade Blankets in the Pacific Northwest History and Symbolism of a Unique North American Tradition" by W. R. Swagerty. http://columbia.washingtonhistory.org/magazine/articles/2002/0202/0202-a2.aspx


Wikipedia provides a very good history of the Hudson's Bay Company.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson%27s_Bay_Company

The Witney Blanket Story: A superb and very comprehensive website on the Witney blanket industry from its origins in the 13th Century to the closure of the last mill in 2002. http://www.witneyblanketstory.org.uk

Mr. John Fitzpatrick, master weaver of Stone Arabie in Qualicum Beach, BC, hand weaving some point blankets in crib sizes.http://www.stonearabie.com/CribBlanket.html

To contact Harold Tichenor: info@pointblankets.com

Frederick Remington engraving illustrating one of the Hudson's Bay posts he visited. Harper's Weekly, 24 Nov 1888. (Print in author's collection).