Journal of a Fur-trading Expedition on the Upper Missouri: 1812-1813

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Missouri Historical Society, 1920 - Fur trade - 192 pages
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Page 133 - We had on board, a Frenchman named Charbonet, with his wife, an Indian woman of the Snake nation, both of whom had accompanied Lewis and Clark to the Pacific, and were of great service. The woman, a good creature, of a mild and gentle disposition greatly attached to the whites, whose manners and dress she tries to imitate, but she had become sickly, and longed to revisit her native country; her husband, also, who had spent many years among the Indians, was become weary of a civilized life!
Page 22 - I have seen in their possession fruit weighing one hundred and sixty pounds. Also the large bean, the potato, the turnip; and these vegetables now make a comfortable part of their subsistence; and this year I have promised to carry the plough.
Page 22 - Also the large bean, the potatoe, the turnip; and these vegetables now make a comfortable part of their subsistence; and this year I have promised to carry the plough. Besides, my blacksmiths work incessantly for them, charging nothing. I lend them traps, only demanding a preference in their trade. My establishments are the refuge of the weak, and of the old men no longer able to follow their lodges; and by these means I have acquired the confidence and friendship of these nations and the consequent...
Page 141 - ... tottering under the infirmities of 80 winters, without a dollar to support him, to ask what appeared to me to be nothing more than just, and I accordingly have paid his salary as Interpreter for the Mandan subagency, for the 1 st & 2nd quarters of this year. . . This man has been a faithful servant of the government — though in a humble capacity.
Page 137 - Your present Situation with the Indians givs me Some concern — I wish now I had advised you to come on with me to the Illinois where it most probably would be in my power to put you in Some way to do Something for your Self...
Page 166 - Earthquake region, pp.304308. <History of Southeast Missouri, embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bellinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron, and including a department devoted to the preservation of personal, professional and private records.
Page 21 - I put into my operations great activity; I go a great distance, while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow.
Page 106 - this Evening the Wife of Charbonneau, a Snake Squaw died of a putrid fever she was a good and the best Woman in the fort aged abt 25 years she left a fine infant girl.
Page 21 - Cheat the Indians! The respect and friendship which they have for me, the security of my possessions in the heart of their country, respond to this charge, and declare with voices louder than the tongues of men that it cannot be true. "But Manuel gets so much rich fur!
Page 124 - Buffaloe, at 1 oclock 45 Mi. PM we were alarmed by the Cry to Arms, Archambeau is Killed and by sorting found us surrounded by Indians on all Sides, out the reach of our Guns, Archambeau was hawling hay with a Sleigh from the other Side...

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