Math at Fort St. Joseph

During the 17th and 18th centuries, people used pelts and other trade goods as money! The most valuable item to be traded was beaver pelts, as their soft underfur was used to make felt hats. These hats were a popular style at the time.

This price list shows how many beaver pelts could be traded for certain items at Fort St. Joseph in Niles.



Print the worksheet below and have fun using math to figure out how many beaver pelts you would
need to buy certain items at Fort St. Joseph!

Math at Fort St. Joseph worksheet

Fort St. Joseph Price List