The First Chouteaus: River Barons of Early St. Louis

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University of Illinois Press, 2000 - History - 241 pages
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For more than half a century, Auguste and Pierre Chouteau dominated trade and enterprise in the Mississippi Valley. In their various roles as merchants, Indian traders, bankers, land speculators, governmental advisors, public officials, and community leaders, The Chouteau brothers exerted a tremendous influence on westward expansion. This is the first full account of their lives and illustrious careers.
 

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Contents

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13
III
36
IV
72
V
87
VI
105
VII
122
VIII
141
IX
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186
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William E. Foley is a professor of history at Central Missouri State University.

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