French-Indian Families in America's West

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Trafford Publishing, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 198 pages
In the 1800's five related French families settled in St Louis, Missouri. Three men from these families: Lessert, Chatillon and Roy, entered into the fur trade with another Frenchman by the name of Chouteau. Lessert and Chatillon went into Sioux country and married into the Oglala Sioux tribe. This is a story of their experiences.

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Contents

ON THE MISSOURI IN MISSOURI At the mouth of the Kanza Côte Sans Dessein Chouteaus ante 1834
1
Twins A Fierce Brawl Father Point 1834 1841
13
A Map of Westport Cholera To the Mountains 1841 1854
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IN THE MOUNTAINS Chief Bull Bear Chief Killer Henri Chatillon 1835 1845
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Bear Robe Emilie Gold A Wedding 1846 1859
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Birth at Walnut Creek The Cache la Poudre 1859 1864
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Sign Or Else Ollie The Exodus 1864 1871
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The Moccasin Telegraph Fort Collins Smiles Wagon Master 1871 1877
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The Ghost Dancers Emilies People Wm McWilliams 1890 1891
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Patsy Motivated by Grief Osage Expatriation 1891 1906
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EPILOGUE
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APPENDIX I
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APPENDIX II
135
APPENDIX III
136
APPENDIX IV
137
APPENDIX V
139

ON THE PINE RIDGE Colorado Outcasts Where Now Father? The Strip 1878 1881
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Stirred Poison Letter Press Books Fort Laramie 1882 1890
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