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An Oglala Sioux Winter Count
An Oglala Sioux winter count transcribed by Mrs. J. F. Waggoner from information provided by Makula, a Sioux medicine man and prophet. The count lists names, places, and other details related to Sioux...
Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains
Information about Indian trade, starting with 1839.
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908
Photos and description of the early fur and Indian trade of the West and its relation to the settlement of Kansas City, discussing the role of local traders such as the Chouteau family, Joseph Guinotte,...
Beads of the Plains Fur Trade, 1775-1875
Photograph and accompanying article that describe a portion of the Museum of the Fur Trade's Native American bead collection. The article describes how various tribes involved with the upper-Missouri River...
Becoming "a Nation of Quakers": The Removal of the Osage Indians from Missouri
Illustrations, map, and article about the removal of the Osage Indians from Missouri in the early 1800s after "half a century" as "the preeminent fur suppliers to the St. Louis market under the French...
Eastern Beads, Western Applications
Article on the uses and meanings of wampum among Native American tribes of the Great Plains. Beginning with the wampum traditions of the northeast, the author traces the spread of wampum westward. He argues...
Fort Carondelet and Osage Amour Propre
Fort Carondelet was built by the Chouteau Family in 1794 and was situated south of Kansas City in what is now Vernon County, Missouri. The article describes some of the relationships between the French...
Fort Osage Unique--Restoration Only One of Its Type in the U. S.
Article about the restoration of Fort Osage, with some of its history during its operation from 1808 to 1822, including explanation of the "factory system" of Indians trading their furs for "various 'white...
Founding of St. Louis: A New French Frontier at the End of Empire
Description of events leading up to the founding of St. Louis, "the refuge of all the French" along the Missouri River frontier. Includes color picture of Auguste Chouteau portrait, maps, and other illustrations....
Indian Affairs: Note by the Editor of the Register
Editorial (by H. Niles) about the needs for protection and new government posts for "Missouri fur traders" and lead miners on the western frontier from Indian attacks.
Indian Treaty Signed at Ft. Osage November 10, 1808
Series of manuscripts (numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4) about Fort Osage, its fur trading "factory system" with the Osage Indians, and its protective function against the Indians' hostilities.
Journal of Rudolph Friederich Kurz
Swiss artist Rudolph Kurz, born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1818 and died there in 1871, came to the American frontier to paint wildlife and Indians. As he journeyed he kept a diary and described in great...
Liquor Has Been Their Undoing: Liquor Trafficking and Alcohol Abuse in the Lower Missouri Fur Trade
Article about the corrupting effects of alcohol on Indians and "half-breed" Indians in the fur trade area of the Mississippi River valley, especially around Saint Louis, with maps and several illustrations....
Marking Missouri History
General history of the fur trade in Missouri, starting with New Orleans merchant Pierre Laclede Liguest and his "assistant, a teenager named Auguste Chouteau," settlers of Saint Louis in 1764. Includes...
More Reports of the Fur Trade and Inland Trade to Mexico
Second in a two-part series of articles reproducing letters and other reports by prominent fur traders or government officials involved in the fur trade or inland trade with Mexico in 1831. Among the report...
On History. ..Trade with Indians Is K. C.'s First Business
Article about the early history of Kansas City and the Indian culture preceding white people in the area.
Partners in Pelts
History of the ties between the early white civilization of Missouri and the fur trade of the French-speaking Chouteau family in the late 1700s and early 1800s, describing their partnership with the Osage...
Pierre Chouteau, Entrepreneur as Indian Agent
Article about the "career of Pierre Chouteau, Jr. [or Jean Pierre Chouteau, 1758-18??, the father of Francois Chouteau], a prominent French fur trader who served as the American government's first Indian...
Pierre Chouteau, Jr. and Company
There are numerous references in the book to the Chouteau family and in particular Pierre Chouteau, Jr. and his involvement in the fur trade on the upper Missouri River. The focus of the book is the history...
Plains Indian Women and Interracial Marriage in the Upper Missouri Trade, 1804-1868
Statement before article says "Although Indian women remain invisible in most histories of the American fur trade, innumerable Native women became involved in the Upper Missouri trade through interracial...
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