The Coin of the Realm refers to the beaver pelts being the "coin" that the economic system was based on during the North American fur trade. This video made by videographer, David Sams and narrated by author, Jack Nisbet in 2008, tells the history of Spokane House and the fur trade in the Inland Northwest.
This is a fabulous documentary about David Thompson's life and travels produced by KSPS Public Televison.
Learn about the history of the fur trade in Coeur d'Alene. Historian, Mark Weadick will show the tools of the trade, and talk about the original fur traders who came into the area.