Senate Documents Volume 92

Senate Documents Volume 92

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...to destroy a. small party, if it should be afforded them. These are the only Sioux we have any apprehension of. There is a band of Ihanktonwans on the left bank of the Missouri, some forty or fifty miles above l'Eau qui Court, said to be desirous of making peace. The Ihanktonwannas are scattered along the left bank above Fort Pierre. The Unkpapas, Minikanyes, Sans Arc, and Blackfeet Sioux are dispersed along the north fork of the Shyenne and Powder rivers, and on the head of the Upper Little Missouri. I send herewith a sketch of a survey from Chantier river to Antelope river, a distance of thirty miles, made for the purpose of determining a suitable military reserve; and one also of a reconnaissance made from Chantier river to the Shyenne, a distance by the road we took, (a lodge trail, ) of forty miles. The limit of the reserve, as established by order of Colonel Montgomery, can be seen on the sketch. It embraces 310% square miles, about fourteen only of which are of any value. This great extent is required on account of the limited resources which the country seems to possess; these, however, are not yet fully known, and future experience may enable the War Department to reduce the reserve to much smaller dimensions. This year, the country is presented to us in its most unfavorable aspect, because of the deficiency of the spring rains; and many places that generally furnish an abundance of hay, now have none. Of the probability of success in cultivating the low prairies like the one on which the fort is situated, I am not prepared to speak; they seem to be composed of the washings from the black clayey bluffs, and not a deposit from the river. At the site of the fort the grass has been killed by the Indian lodges, and all the..show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810791
  • 9781236810793