The American Fur Trade of the Far West; A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts and Early Fur Companies of the Missouri Valley and the Rocky Mountains and the Overland Commerce with Santa Fe ...

The American Fur Trade of the Far West; A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts and Early Fur Companies of the Missouri Valley and the Rocky Mountains and the Overland Commerce with Santa Fe ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...Little Bighorn. It was soon abandoned. There were many posts in the Missouri valley whose location is not known. Forts Volcano, Lucien and Madison are of the number, the last being in the vicinity of the Mandans. In the letter books of the American Fur Company may still be seen applications for licenses to trade on the upper river, and from these we may form some idea of the development and gradual decline of its trade. The posts received from the Columbia Fur Company in 1827 were Council Bluffs, Vermillion, Riviere a Jacques, Ponca, Tecumseh, and the Mandans. In 1831 the "U. M. O." licenses were for Vermillion, Riviere a Jacques, Ponca, Lookout, Forks White river, Tecumseh, Hollowood on Teton, Mouth Cheyenne, Little Cheyenne, Aricara villages, Heart river, Mandans, Mouth Yellowstone, Mouth Marias. It will be noted that Union, Clark, and Piegan are not yet mentioned by name. Fort Cass was first mentioned in 1833. In 1839 the list included Vermillion, Sioux, Lucien, Pierre, John, Clark, Union, Alexander, Van Buren and McKenzie. The name Lucien has not elsewhere come to our notice. It was doubtless given in honor of Lucien Fontenelle to some post ordinarily mentioned by locality only. Fort John was the post on the Laramie to be described farther on. In 1851 the company maintained Vermillion, John, Pierre, Clark, Berthold, Union, Alexander, and Benton. In 1859 there were Pierre, Clark, Berthold, Union, Sarpy, and Benton. CIS-MONTANE POSTS. Under this heading will be considered those posts along the eastern base of the Rocky mountains which were not immediately dependent upon the Missouri river as their line of communication with St. Louis. The Portuguese Houses stood very near the junction of the North and South Forks of Powder...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 187.96 x 243.84 x 12.7mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740882
  • 9781236740885