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How did the economic factors of scarcity and supply and demand affect the lives of the mountain men in the Oregon Country?

1 Answer
Mar 11, 2018

Answer:

That era and lifestyle was really defined by the rise and wane in the demand for fur products, particularly hats.

Explanation:

The economic factor of life affect everyone in the same way. When demand for a product increases it motivated efforts for further supply. Scarcity of a resource will also drive efforts to secure more of it. Thus, the entire development of the "Mountain Man" was based initially on a particular market supply-demand issue.

Everything else that they are known for is primarily a result of simply surviving in order to fill their particular market niche. In daily life they often "lived off the land", which meant a cycle of deprivation and plenty.

https://www.historyonthenet.com/american-west-mountain-men/

http://thefurtrapper.com/

http://thefurtrapper.com/home/oregon-country/