Expedition from Fort Abercrombie to Fort Benton: Letter from the Secretary of War, in Answer to Resolution of House of 19th Instant Transmitting Report of Captain J. L. Fisk, of the Expedition to Escort Emigrants from Fort Abercrombie to Fort Benton, Etc
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Abercrombie abundance American Fur Company August banks Benton Big Muddy river Bottineau bottom buffalo bull buffalo chips Butte de Morale camping place Captain Fisk Coteau du Missouri coulees course Dibb distance emigrants escort excellent expedition feet deep feet wide fifteen 15 five forded grass and water grass poor grazing Gros Ventres half 17J horses hundred 200 Indians Itinerary of route journey July killed Lake Jessie large numbers level prairie lodge Maple river Missouri river morning mountains Mouse river muddy night noon o'clock party passed Pear valley Pembina plateau plenty of wood Pond poor grass Porcupine river Red River hunters remained in camp road rode rolling prairie Shayenne Small lake small marshes Small stream spring started Teton thirty 30 timber trading post trail train travelled tribes tributary twenty 20 Union valley wagons Walla-Walla water and grass Wild Rice river wood and grass wood and water