Fort Union And The Upper Missouri Fur Trade

Author: Barton H. Barbour
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806134987
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In this book, Barton Barbour presents the first comprehensive history of Fort Union, the nineteenth century's most important and longest-lived Upper Missouri River fur trading post. Barbour explores the economic, social, legal, cultural, and political significance of the fort which was the brainchild of Kenneth McKenzie and Pierre Chouteau, Jr., and a part of John Jacob Astor's fur trade empire. From 1830 to 1867, Fort Union symbolized the power of New York and St. Louis, and later, St. Paul merchants' capital in the West. The most lucrative post on the northern plains, Fort Union affected national relations with a number of native tribes, such as the Assiniboine, Cree, Crow, Sioux, and Blackfeet. It also influenced American interactions with Great Britain, whose powerful Hudson's Bay Company competed for Upper Missouri furs. Barbour shows how Indians, mixed-bloods, Hispanic-, African-, Anglo-, and other Euro-Americans living at Fort Union created a system of community law that helped maintain their unique frontier society. Many visiting artists and scientists produced a magnificent graphic and verbal record of events and people at the post, but the old-time world of fur traders and Indians collapsed during the Civil War when political winds shifted in favor of Lincoln's Republican Party. In 1865 Chouteau lost his trade license and sold Fort Union to new operators, who had little interest in maintaining the post's former culture. Barton H. Barbour is Professor of History at Boise State University and author of Jedidiah Smith: No Ordinary Mountain Man, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Fort Union And Fort William

Author: William J. Hunt (Jr.)
Editor: South Dakota State Historical Society
ISBN: 9781941813270
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"The Fort Union Letter Book and Robert Campbell's journal-in addition to the eight newly-transcribed letters from Robert Campbell and William Sublette that appear as an appendix-provide interesting windows into the fur and bison robe trade on the Northern Great Plains in the early 1830s."--

The Fur Trade On The Upper Missouri 1840 1865

Author: John E. Sunder
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806125664
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"By beginning where the standard works leave off and carrying the story up to its logical conclusion in 1865, this book fills a definite void in the history of the fur trade in the American West. Set in the upper Missouri country, which was bypassed by settlement until the 1860s, it focuses primarily upon the St. Louis firm of Pierre Chouteau, Jr., and Company, usually known as the American Fur Company....This is not the distorted and romanticized approach so typical of much of the literature on the earlier fur trade. Drama is inherent, but it is sound, well-conceived, carefully documented history."-American Historical Review

On The Upper Missouri

Author: Rudolf Friedrich Kurz
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806136554
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In late 1846, Rudolph Friederich Kurz, a young and idealistic Swiss artist, came to the United States to study and paint American Indians. Because he also had to earn a living, he signed on with the Pierre Chouteau Jr. Company (commonly known as the American Fur Company) and traveled northward on the Missouri River to work as a clerk at Fort Berthold and Fort Union in present-day North Dakota. While living among fur traders and Indians of numerous tribes, Kurz filled a sketchbook and kept a detailed journal. On the Upper Missouri, an abridged and annotated version of his journal, is an invaluable source for information about Fort Union, the fur trade industry, and Indians of the northern plains. For this edition, editor Carla Kelly has preserved Kurz’s style but included only those portions of greatest interest to readers today: his lively and detailed observations of people and activities at the fort. The volume also features 97 black-and-white drawings from Kurz’s sketchbook.

North Dakota History

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South Dakota History

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Twilight Of The Upper Missouri River Fur Trade

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Oregon Historical Quarterly

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Montana

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Annals Of Wyoming

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The Centennial Anthology Of North Dakota History Journal Of The Northern Plains

Author: Janet Daley Lysengen
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"... a selection of articles from the sixty-two volumes of North Dakota history: journal of the Northern Plains that began as the North Dakota historical quarterly in 1926"--Pref.

North Dakota Blue Book

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Reference Guide To North Dakota History

Author: Dan Rylance
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Over 6000 citations (printed before 1976) about North Dakota history. Includes citations on geology, geography, natural history, conservation, climate, forts, Indians, military, exploration, fur trade, Dakota Territory, government, politics, wars, the counties and cities, education, religion, sports, women, health, agriculture, business, transportation, etc.

Navigating The Missouri

Author: William E. Lass
Editor: Arthur H Clark
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The complete history of steamboating on the Missouri River Forming the most important river corridor in the trans-Mississippi West, the Missouri and its navigable tributaries were instrumental in opening the continent—but it took the steamboat to make that possible. The flat-bottomed vessel was the technological marvel of its day and provided access to the West before the railroads’ arrival, encouraging settlement and fueling economic growth for decades. The complete and colorful saga of steamboating on the Missouri River is recounted, from its 1819 inception to the removal of the last commercial steamer in 1935. William E. Lass has crafted an engagingly written account that provides a panorama of transportation into and through the West—a story of the fur trade, of Indian relations, and of Euro-American settlement and development. Navigating the Missouri tells of migration and commerce on the Santa Fe Trail, the Platte River Road, and routes to the Montana gold mines. It explores the economic and political milieu of steamboating while savoring the rich social history of life on the Missouri, including the boat captains, who were the heroes of the river. Here too are insights into the operation of the steamboats, and Lass explains how the steamboat companies evolved, exploiting new opportunities and adjusting to change. Because steamboating touched so many dimensions of western expansion, Navigating the Missouri is an essential resource—a cornerstone study that complements nearly every other history of the American West.

Proceedings Of The Nebraska Academy Of Sciences And Affiliated Societies

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Journal Of Interpretation

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The North Dakota Quarterly

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Insiders Guide Off The Beaten Path Montana

Author: Michael McCoy
Editor: Globe Pequot Pr
ISBN: 9780762730490
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From the woolly wonders of the Big Montana Sheep Drive to the historic Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana offers many choices to travelers who wish to discover Big Sky Country.

Dictionary Of American History

Author: Stanley I. Kutler
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN: 9780684805337
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"The third edition of this classic and indispensable work, first published in 1940 and last revised in 1976, has been updated completely for a new generation of students and scholars. Recognizing that the ways in which history is understood and interpreted have changed drastically over the past six decades, the editors have revised 448 articles, replaced 1,360 articles, and added 841 new entries. Gender, race, and social-history perspectives have been added to many entries for the first time. In another departure from the earlier editions, the editors have added maps and illustrations throughout the text, providing helpful visual cues to readers. No library should be without these new volumes."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.

Montana Off The Beaten Path

Author: Michael McCoy
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Devoted to travelers with a taste for the unique, this easy-to-use guide will help you discover the hidden places in Montana that most tourists miss - unsung, unspoiled, and out-of-the-way finds that liven up a week's vacation, a day trip, or an afternoon. Who needs more bland rest stops and fast food? Take this book with you and visit the Montana Sheepherder's Hall of Fame, with its life-size statue of a sheepherder holding a lamb; stop off at Reeder's Alley, a neighborhood of restored brick-miner's shanties; or enjoy the Huckleberry Festival with its parade, horse-shoe tossing competition, and huckleberry-pancake breakfasts. Whatever you do when you travel, get off the interstate - and don't leave home without this book.