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Jules DeMun
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TitleJules DeMun
AbstractBiographical chapter about Jules DeMun (1782-1843), an early explorer and fur trader of the American Southwest and of the site of Kansas City. He was a native of Haiti and "nobleman by birth" coming to Sainte Genevieve, Missouri and then Saint Louis, Missouri in 1809-1812, becoming a fur trapping associate of the Chouteau family. His first expedition to the Southwest (with Auguste Chouteau and Joseph Philibert) came in 1815 with a short encampment at Kawsmouth in 1816 and a short imprisonment by the Spanish in New Mexico in 1817, before ending his career in Saint Louis as a government official.
NotesPages 14-15: "After a precious month [in 1816]...DeMun left St. Louis on June 15 with a barge to meet Auguste Chouteau at the mouth of the Kansas. But Chouteau did not arrive at the rendezvous until August 10...At the Kansas River they sent the furs back to St. Louis in the barge..."
AuthorJanet Lecompte
SourceFur Trappers and Traders of the Far Southwest
LocationMVSC 979.02 F983
Chapter TitleJules DeMun
Local SubjectDeMun, Jules
Chouteau, Auguste
Philibert, Joseph
Fur Trade
Item TypeBook
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Item ID211738
CONTENTdm number10519
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