Category Archives: Indians

September 19, 1853

Monday 19th. Another fine morning. The hills look quite grand around us. Our road lies over a rolling country. Nine miles from camp is Indian Creek. Some potatoes for sale here by the Indians, also a trading-post kept by a … Continue reading

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September 2, 1853

Friday 2nd. A beautiful road to-day for 10 miles when we struck a ford of Powder River then crossed a rough point of bluff and down the valley and crossed the first fork, drove on to the last fork and … Continue reading

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August 21, 1853

Sunday 21st. Laid by all day to-day. Plenty of Indians about our camp with fish and ponies for trade. Lost one ox and one cow last night.

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August 10, 1853

Wednesday the 10th. A few Indians about our camp this morning trading moccasins etc. for shirts, powder and balls. Drove 13 miles without water, came to another creek, where we camped again. Oh! we are getting so tired of this … Continue reading

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July 31, 1853

Sunday the 31st. Sunday again but not to our weary train. Besides we are now among the most hostile tribe of Indians on the route. Many emigrants have been killed here. There should not be less than 15 or 16 … Continue reading

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July 12 and 13, 1853

Tuesday the 12th, & Wednesday the 13th. Started this morning to travel the Kinney cutoff which is to take the left hand road after crossing Little Sandy, thence to Big Sandy for 17 miles, then strike it again for the … Continue reading

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June 13, 1853

Monday the 13th. Started at the usual hour, traveled over heavy sandy roads. Indian wigwams are plenty all along. Trading posts every few miles. We are now in the Sioux nation. Came 14 miles to-day.

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June 11, 1853

Saturday the 11th. Started at 6 o’clock. Presently we passed a train that had stopped to bury one of their company who was accidentally shot while trading with the Indians. Traveled till 5 o’clock. Camped in a beautiful little valley … Continue reading

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June 10, 1853

Friday the 10th. Passed Chimney Rock this morning. This rock is situated about 2 miles to the left of the road and of the same kind of material as Court House Rock. It is about 150 feet high including its … Continue reading

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May 10, 1853

Tuesday the 10th. Started in company with Lithcoe and Woodard, traveled till noon and one of their wagons broke at the Catholic Mission. We came on to feed, crossed one or two very bad creeks, camped alone for the first … Continue reading

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