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1. Zenas Leonard--Fur Trader, Early Sibley Merchant Zenas Leonard--Fur Trader, Early Sibley Merchant March 1965 Article describing the life of fur trader Zenas Leonard (1809-1857) and his stops at "the former site of Fort Osage" in 1831 and again in about 1840 when the site had become "a hustling-bustling frontier...

2. 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...

3. William S. Williams William S. Williams 1997 Biographical chapter about William Sherley Williams, or William Williams (1787-1849), also known as Old Bill Williams. He was a native of North Carolina raised just west of Saint Louis, Missouri, where...

4. 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...

5. William Gordon William Gordon 1972 Chapter of the book about William Gordon, "a surveyor, a clerk, a trader, a trapper, and an Indian affairs officer," supposedly a native of Virginia and War of 1812 veteran, in Saint Louis by 1818 and...

6. 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...

7. William Bent William Bent May 21, 1905 Photo and chapter of the book about William Bent (1809-1869), a prolific fur trapper, Indian trader, mountain man, and Santa Fe Trail freighter.

8. Weights, Measures and Money in 1800 Weights, Measures and Money in 1800 Summer 1967 A list of international currencies commonly used in the fur trade. Currencies and equivaliencies of China, France, Madras, Russia, and Calcutta are listed. The list was originally written in 1800 by Michael...

9. We Drifted Down the Missouri We Drifted Down the Missouri March/3/1956 Photos, map, and article about a "homemade houseboat" trip by the author's family on the Missouri River from Omaha to Boonville, Missouri, stopping at and passing through Kansas City. Also description...

10. Warriors of the Missouri Waterways Warriors of the Missouri Waterways October 1, 2003 Part 5 in the series "Lewis and Clark in Missouri." The author reviews the history of the Missouris and Osages in Missouri prior to Lewis' and Clark's epic expedition. Also addressed is the interaction...

11. Valentine Herring Valentine Herring May 25, 1905 Chapter of the book about Valentine Johnson Herring, or Valentine Herring (1812~1883), "universally known as 'Old Rube,'" a fur trapper born in Illinois who was in the Rocky Mountains by 1833 with William...

12. Treaty Presents at Fort Laramie; 1867-68 Treaty Presents at Fort Laramie; 1867-68 Fall 1977 Article describes Western fur trade activity in 1867 and 1868 at Fort Laramie in what is now Wyoming. The author references the ledger of Seth E. Ward and focuses upon weapons, hardware, blankets, cloth,...

13. Trailing Wilson Price Hunt's Astorians West Trailing Wilson Price Hunt's Astorians West October, 2005 Article retraces the overland journey of Pacific Fur Company founder Wilson Price Hunt and 55 others from Missouri to Astoria, Oregon in 1811 and 1812.

14. Trailing Alfred Jacob Miller in the West Trailing Alfred Jacob Miller in the West October 2010 Author Candy Moulton retraces the journey made by artist Alfred J. Miller from Independence, Missouri, to Daniel, Wyoming, 200 years after his birth. Miller accompanied Scotsman Captain William Drummond...

15. Trading Traditions Trading Traditions December 1, 2003 Part 6 of the 7-article series about Lewis and Clark in Missouri. This one discusses the fur trade up to and after the time Lewis and Clark traveled through the area. Includes a small chart--Partial Fur...

16. Trading Posts of the Central Plains Trading Posts of the Central Plains Fall/Winter 2007 Compiled list of the locations, ownership. and periods of occupation of trading posts of the Central Plains during the era of the fur trade. The list is presented in a mix of chronological and geographical...

17. Trading on the Missouri and Upper Mississippi -- 1831 Trading on the Missouri and Upper Mississippi -- 1831 Summer 1966 Transcription of two documents from 1831 that list a geographical outline of trade with Native Americans in Missouri at that time. The documents were taken from the records of William Clark, Superintendent...

18. Trade between Missouri & Mexico: Presented to the Senate, Jan. 3, by Mr. Benton Trade between Missouri & Mexico: Presented to the Senate, Jan. 3, by Mr. Benton January/15/1825 Answers of Augustus Storrs to queries addressed to him by the hon. Thomas H. Benton [or Thomas Hart Benton], senator in congress from the state of Missouri, upon the origin, present state, and future prospect,...

19. 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.

20. Thomas L. Smith (Peg-Leg) Thomas L. Smith (Peg-Leg) 1997 Chapter on Thomas L. Smith or referred to as Peg-Leg Smith. He was born in Garrard County, Kentucky on October 10, 1801. Smith started his western encounters after meeting Antoine Robidoux at a council...