Fur trappers are people who make a living from trapping animals for their fur, a practice that continues in some places in the United States and Canada today. Fur trapping for trading purposes became common after settlers learnt the techniques from Native Americans during the colonisation of North America. Beavers were particularly hunted for their fur for coats and hats. Grosse Pointe's early settlers were French and arrived in the early 1700s to farm and fish. Many of Grosse Pointe's street names come from the French settlers who are buried in St. Paul's Cemetery.