Peter Skene Ogden (alternately Skeene, Skein or Skeen), (baptised 12 February 1790 – September 27 1854) was a fur trader and a Canadian explorer of what is now British Columbia and the American West.
Ogden was a son of Chief Justice Isaac Ogden of Quebec and his wife Sarah Hanson.
The family was descended from a 17th-century British emigrant to the American colonies (Long Island and New Jersey).
Both Isaac and his father David were loyalists during the American Revolution.
Isaac relocated to England at this time, then later returned to British-run Quebec.
One of Ogden's brothers, Charles Richard Ogden was a lawyer, politician, and public servant from Canada East.
Ogden married Julia Rivet/Reava, a Meti/Nez Perce (sometimes known as Flathead or other Salish).During his many expeditions, he explored parts of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.
Despite early confrontations with the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) during his time with the North West Company, he later became a senior official in the operations of the HBC's Columbia Department, serving as manager of Fort Simpson and similar posts.