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1. Explorers In This Area Explorers In This Area File contains information about various explorers of the Kansas City and Missouri areas, including early Spanish, French, and English explorations back to the 1500s through the fur traders and mountain...

2. Frontiersmen and Fur Traders Frontiersmen and Fur Traders Mostly newspaper clippings about the fur trade and notable frontiersmen and fur traders on the Oregon and California Trails, etc.

3. Robert Campbell Robert Campbell Information about Robert Campbell, an Irish fur trader in Saint Louis by 1824 in company of Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, and Thomas Fitzpatrick. Said to be one of the greatest aids to the government in Indian...

4. William Gillis William Gillis Biographical information about William Gillis (1797-1868), a soldier in Indian battles against Tecumseh later establishing Indian trading posts. Moved to Kansas City in 1830 with finest house in the area...

5. Robidoux Family Robidoux Family Information on Louis Robidoux, a Santa Fe trader starting in 1821 moving to California in 1844 and becoming an early government official there. Brother of Antoine Robidoux and Joseph Robidoux born in Saint...

6. Robidoux Family Robidoux Family Information on Michel Robidoux, a fur trapper in New Mexico, Arizona, and Wyoming in the early and middle 19th century, born in Saint Louis in 1798 as the brother of Francois Robidoux (born in 1788), Louis...

7. William Sublette William Sublette Illustrations and information on William Sublette (1799-1845), arriving in Saint Charles, Missouri Territory in 1818 as one of the original fur traders in the Rocky Mountains, co-organizer of the Kansas...

8. William S. Chick William S. Chick Bio of William S. Chick from Virginia, involved in the War of 1812, and settling in Westport in 1836 with a log business struck repeatedly by floods. Began ferry service facilitating fur trade. First to...

9. French Settlers French Settlers

10. Indian Treaty Signed at Ft. Osage November 10, 1808 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.

11. Thomas Fitzpatrick Thomas Fitzpatrick Bio of Thomas Fitzpatrick (1799-1854), a guide of the Rocky Mountains and mid-19th century resident of Westport at the southeast corner of Broadway and Westport Roads, born in Ireland and beginning in...

12. Jim Baker Jim Baker Information about Jim Baker (1818-187?), an explorer of the West involved in the fur trade in the Rocky Mountains with a cabin on the Little Snake River valley in Colorado.

13. Robidoux Family Robidoux Family Information on Antoine Robidoux (1794-1860), a fur trader "called 'the knight of the Colorado river fur trade.'" Brother of Louis Robidoux (1796-1868) and Joseph Robidoux (1783-1868) becoming a Santa Fe...

14. Robidoux Family Robidoux Family Illustration and information on Joseph Robidoux (1783-1868), a prominent western fur trader, founder of Saint Joseph, Missouri about 1826, and brother of Antoine Robidoux and Louis Robidoux, et al. Son...

15. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 Information about Indian trade, starting with 1839.

16. Three Years among the Indians and Mexicans Three Years among the Indians and Mexicans //1916 Copy of a contract between the Saint Louis Missouri Fur Company and fur trader Thomas James from 1809, including a list of deserters from his group, responsible for stealing his canoe.

17. SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid 1642-2009 and n.d. This is an artificial collection consisting of maps found in the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The collection includes historical, road, and geological maps, as well as travel guides. Most of the...

18. Fort Cavagnial Fort Cavagnial 1743-1747 Letters by Governor Vaudreueil (full name and title Francois-Pierre Rigaud, Baron de Cavagnial, Marquis de Vaudreuil) to the minister of colonies in France, from 1743 to 1747, with references about Fort...

19. Jim Bridger Collection Finding Aid Jim Bridger Collection Finding Aid 1804-1881 This one box, 16 folder collection includes photographs, photocopied correspondence, newspaper clippings, and charts. The 24 photographs in this collection are primarily of Bridger relatives including...

20. Benjamin McLean Benjamin McLean 1878 Portrait and biographical sketch of Benjamin McLean, a Kansas City tanner with his store at 10th and Hickory Streets in the West Bottoms ("West Kansas") but initially at 13th and Grand Avenues, with residence...