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He first worked for the Hudson Bay Company and then for the North West Company. I'm not sure if worked for any one person directly, though.

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Is David Thompson famous?

yes David Tompson is a famous explorer.


Why did david Thompson want to explore?

David Thompson wanted to map North America. Over his career he mapped over 3.9 million square kilometers of North America.


Did David Thompson work good with native people?

NO!


What is David Thompson famous for?

David Thompson did not really find anything he was more of an explorer and a surveyor, David Thompson was born in Westminster on April 30th 1770. His mother and his father were David and Ann Thompson. Thompson's father died when David was 2 years of age and because of financial troubles His brother and him were placed in a school for the disadvantaged of Westminster called the grey coat hospital. David Thompson graduated and was then introduced to the basic navigational skills. In the year of 1874 when he was 14 he started a 17 year apprenticeship with the HBC and set sail to the new world on may 28th 1874. On December 23 1788 Thompson fractured his leg and had to spend the next 2 winters in the Cumberland House of Convalescing and there and then he was mentored under Philip Turnor and there was where he honed his mathematical, astronomical and surveying skills. In 1790 his apprenticeship was nearing its end. In the time length between1790-1792 he entered the HBC as a fur trader and mapped his first route to Lake Athabasca. Thompson worked with the HBC until 1797 and it was after that when he was employed in the North West Company. He was also a fur trader and surveyor there. In 1798 the North West Company sent Thompson to "Red Deer Lake" to create a trading post. For the next few years Thompson led several expeditions into the Rocky Mountains. In 1804 Thompson was made a full member of the North West Company.


What part of Canada did David Tompson explore?

David Thompson explored the entire place of Canada ok. He was 86 when he died.

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Is David Thompson famous?

yes David Tompson is a famous explorer.


Facts about david Thompson the explorer?

One fact was david thompson was blind with one eye. Second fact is David thompson was the first european to travel the full length of the columbia river of the columbia river.


What did David Thompson explorer explore?

my butt . just kidding he explored Canada


What Explorer name starts with the letter T?

David Thompson was a British explorer who explored western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.


What nationality was David Thompson the explorer?

English-Canadian is the best way to describe his nationality.


Why did david Thompson want to explore?

David Thompson wanted to map North America. Over his career he mapped over 3.9 million square kilometers of North America.


What day was David Thompson born?

David Thompson died in his home (Mapps, St.Philip, Barbados) at about 2:10 a.m. His wife ,Mara Thompson(St.Lucian), and daughters (Misha,Oya and Osa-Marie) were by his side.


Did David Thompson work good with native people?

NO!


Where did david Thompson travel?

Horseback, Dog sled, Canoes and big ship/boats


Who is David tompson?

David Thompson was an explorer who helped map the Canadian Rocky's. He went on expeditions through the mountains. He liked to survey the land and the stars.


Where did david Thompson work?

the hudsen bay compony ion the north


Why did david Thompson become an explorer?

When he was in school they trained him to be a sailer but when HBC CAME (Hudson Bay company) he was a fur trainer for 7 years then he became a explorer by making maps