Some Links:

Fort Langley National Historic Site: article "The Hudson's' Bay Point Blankets in the Fur Trade" by Frieda Klippenstein.

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

Hudson's Bay Company Heritage. Two page "Warm Blanket Story" on the Bay blanket and an interview with H. Tichenor about writing The Blanket, (April 2004).

The Manitoba Archives, in Winnipeg, also houses the archives of the Hudson's Bay Company.

The Museum of the Fur Trade (Chadron, Nebraska).

Pendleton National Park Blankets, 1916 to 2006.

Stroud District Museum.

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.

Wikipedia provides a very good history of the Hudson's 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.

Mr. John Fitzpatrick, master weaver of Stone Arabie in Qualicum Beach, BC, hand weaving some point blankets in crib sizes.

To contact Harold Tichenor:

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