When did Northwest Native Americans first meet non-Native Americans?

In the late eighteenth century, non-Native Americans from Europe and Russia began to travel the sea to the Northwest Coast.

The first were explorers, but soon they were followed by traders. These businessmen sailed from Spain, Russia, and England to participate in the Maritime Fur Trade.

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