Selected manuscripts relating to the Missouri River Military Frontier, Indian Affairs, and the Fur Trade, 1818-1832.

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United States. War Dept. Selected manuscripts relating to the Missouri River Military Frontier, Indian Affairs, and the Fur Trade, 1818-1832.

Selected manuscripts relating to the Missouri River Military Frontier, Indian Affairs, and the Fur Trade, 1818-1832.

The documents concern the Yellowstone Expedition, 1818-1819; Long's Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, 1820; the Arikara campaign, 1823; official intercourse with the Governor of New Mexico, 1824; the Santa Fe Trail, 1829-1830; and Forts Atkinson, St. Anthony (or Snelling), and Smith. Letters are from Henry Atkinson, Henry Leavenworth, Stephen H. Long, John R. Bell, William Clark, William H. Ashley, Benjamin O'Fallon, John Jacob Astor, Thomas Hart Benton, Thomas Hempstead, and others. From records of the Adjutant General's Office and the Office of the Secretary of War in the National Archives.

1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 118:12) and positive.

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United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was formed in 1824. An agency of the federal government of the United States within the US Department of the Interior, it is responsible for the administration and management of land held in trust by the United States for Native Americans in the United States, Native American Tribes and Alaska Natives. From the guide to the Navajo Land, motion picture, undated, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah) A Statistics Section was organ...

Arikara Campaign, 1823.

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Long's Expedition, 1820.

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Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858

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Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) was a Missouri Democrat who served as a senator from 1821 to 1851. He opposed both abolitionism and the extension of slavery into new territories, but was a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He died in 1858. From the guide to the Thomas Hart Benton letter, 1846 May 14, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah) Lawyer; Tennessee state senator, 1809-1811; aide-de-camp to Andrew Jackson; colonel of a regiment of ...

United States. Army

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The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...

Ashley, William Henry, 1778-1838

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William Smith was a judge, lawyer, and military man in Missouri. From the guide to the William Smith certificate of appointment, 1824, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) American fur trader, explorer, and U.S. Congressman, 1831-37. From the guide to the William Henry Ashley letters, 1828, 1836, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

O'Fallon, Benjamin, 1793-1842.

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Bell, John R.

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Hempstead, Thomas

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Partner in the Missouri Fur Company. From the description of Promissory notes, 1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145436043 From the description of Promissory note, 1821. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122638717 Resident of Southold, N.Y.; surname spelled variously: Hempstead and Hempsted. From the description of Commission to Thomas Hempsted, 1765 May 22 and undated. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71129393 ...

United States. Adjutant-General's Office

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Arizona became a U.S. Territory on February 24, 1863; the capitol was moved to Tucson in 1867, then to Phoenix in 1877. The Adjutant General is responsible for accounting for equipment and supplies. From the description of Adjutant General's Office records, 1868-1875. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 39920637 Gen. William R. Shafter, born Oct. 16, 1835, at Galesburg, Michigan, served in the 7th Michigan Infantry during the Civil Wa...

Leavenworth, Henry, 1783-1834

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Officer during the War of 1812, builder of Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth Kan., member of the New York State Assembly. From the description of Request for horse, 1814 March 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122601477 Leavenworth was a brigadier-general and in 1827 built the post named after him. In 1831 he was put in command of the whole southwestern frontier. He died that year of illness. From the guide to the Henry Leavenworth letters, 1833-1834, (University of...

Yellowstone Expedition of 1818-1819.

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National Archives (U.S.)

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The United States Congress provided for those soldiers who served with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and who applied to the Revolutionary War Pension. Those soldiers who were denied could then apply under another Revolutionary War pension act. If the pension was approved but the veteran died before the pension amount allotted him expired, his spouse or his children could apply for the remaining benefits based on his military service (from Suzanne Gould, A Monroe Freeman. Fina...

Clark, William, 1770-1838

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Explorer, governor of the Territory of Missouri, army officer, and the U.S. superintendent of Indian Affairs. From the description of William Clark papers, 1816-1818. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452648 Explorer. From the description of [Codicil to will] 1837. (Denver Museum of Nature & Science). WorldCat record id: 29305311 Army officer best known for partnership in the Lewis and Clark expedition. In 1794, he was Lieutenant in the 4th sub-legion...

United States. War Department

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Marcy served as Secretary of War under James K. Polk, 1845-1849. From the description of William L. Marcy letter : Washington [D.C.], to Col. J.D. Stevenson, New York City, ALS, 1846 June 26. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 43771263 Officer, Second U.S. Cavalry, 1868-1892. From the description of Report of Lieutenant Gustavus C. Doane, 1870 Dec.15. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 43955079 U.S. gov...

Long, Stephen H. (Stephen Harriman), 1784-1864

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David Ives Bushnell was born 28 April 1875 in St. Louis, Mo. He was educated in St. Louis schools and in Europe. He worked as an assistant archaeologist at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University from 1901-1904. Bushnell contributed to the Handbook of American Indians and wrote numerous books on Native American Indians, including Native villages and village sites east of the Mississippi, (1919), Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan tribes west of the Mississippi (1922), The Manahoac tr...

Atkinson, Henry, 1782-1842

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Colonel (brevet brigadier general), United States Army. From the description of Legal document : Plattsburgh, N.Y., 1819 March 13. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26677404 Henry Atkinson was a United States soldier. He commanded an expedition to the mouth of the Yellowstone River in 1819, in which the main force advanced only to Council Bluffs on the Missouri River. In 1824 a second expedition, commanded by Atkinson and Benjamin O'Fal...

Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848

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John Jacob Astor organized the American Fur Company in 1808, and the Pacific Fur Company in 1810. In the spring of 1811 he established a post at Astoria on the Columbia River, but sold it to British interests in 1813. By 1817 Astor had gained control of all the Mississippi Valley posts of the Northwest and Southwest Companies. The Columbia Fur Company, one of Astor's major competitors, was absorbed in 1827. By 1834 Astor tired of the fur business and sold all of his interests. From t...