The English wanted fur for hats,cloth like coats,and trimmings. Beaver pelts were for men’s hats. Colonist new the English would buy fur for needed goods. Colonist made trading post for fur. The traders traded cloth,iron tools,beads,and supplies to native tribes for fur. The fur was important to the nation’s growth. The search for furs led to new lands,so towns grew up by fur trading. The fur trade led to bad feelings between native tribes. It changed the way of life and work. what caused it was control of the fur trade was one of the causes of the french and Indian war. The fur trade fell off in the late 1700’s. Animals became scarce as the settlement increased so that meant there were less trades..