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Frontier Diplomats: Alexander Culbertson and Natoyist-Siksina' Among the Blackfeet

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This dual biography highlights the human dimensions of the Upper Missouri fur trade. Focusing on two major figures, Alexander Culbertson (1809-1879), trader with the American Fur Company, founder of Fort Benton, and the first white American to live among the Blackfeet Indians, and his wife, Natoyist-Siksina (“Holy Snake”) (1825-1893), daughter of Two Suns, the chief of the Blood (Kainah) tribe, Lesley Wischmann shows the great influence this couple had on the region. Culbertson and Natoyist-Siksina worked together for thirty years to promote cooperative relations between Native inhabitants and newly arrived white adventurers and played key roles in the Fort Laramie Treaty Conference of 1851 and treaty negotiations with the Blackfeet tribes in 1855. As she tells the story of these “frontier diplomats,” Wischmann also challenges conventional wisdom about the character of fur traders, the nature of the Blackfeet, and the role of Indian women.

 

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Lesley Wischmann is a freelance writer specializing in western history and a lecturer for the Wyoming Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. He is also the author of Frontier Diplomats: Alexander Culbertson and Natoyist-Siksina’ among the Blackfeet

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shirleyredroad, February 12, 2011 (view all comments by shirleyredroad)
ALEXANDER CULBERTSON WAS MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER HIS SON JOE WAS MY GREATGRANDFATHER
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780806136073
Author:
Wischmann, Lesley
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Fur trade
Subject:
Missouri River Valley
Subject:
Indian traders
Subject:
Fur traders.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
TA 62
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 b&w illus, 1 map
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 1.22 lb

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Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

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