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George C. Sibley's Plea for the "Garden of Missouri" in 1824
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TitleGeorge C. Sibley's Plea for the "Garden of Missouri" in 1824
AbstractBiographical article about George Sibley (1782-1863), chief factor of Fort Osage, Missouri from 1808 to 1822 and son of Dr. John Sibley (1757-1837), a Saint Louis physician and Indian agent "for Orleans Territory." Description of his involvement in the history of the fort, dealing and negotiating with various tribes of Indians (including the Osage, the fort's namesake), private traders (including the Chouteaus), and government officials (including General William Clark).
NotesPage 7: "Sibley had clearly demonstrated his capability as a competent Indian negotiator, as well as an imaginative and knowledgeable spokesman for the domain he referred to in 1824 as 'The Garden of Missouri.' Perhaps it is not too much to observe that this champion of westward expansion understood, in terms of climate, soil, and strategic location, that a major population center at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers was virtually inevitable."
AuthorWilliam E. Unrau
SourceMissouri Historical Society Bulletin
Local SubjectSibley, George C.
Indian Agents
Kansas Indians
Kansas City, Missouri--Description--1820s
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID118909
CONTENTdm number17755
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