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Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri: Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, Crows

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Edwin Thompson Denig, for more than twenty years a fur trader on the Upper Missouri and married to an Assiniboine woman, was an acute and objective observer of Indian manners and customs. He assisted Audubon and the Culbertsons in collecting Missouri River fauna, supplied information on the Indians to Father De Smet, who encouraged him to write, and provided Henry Schoolcraft with an Assiniboine vocabulary as well as a detailed "Report on the Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri," which was not published until 1930, seventy-six years after it was written, and then only in parts.

Denig's writings on the Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, and Crows, comprising the Denig manuscript in the Missouri Historical Society, are published together for the first time in this book. The manuscript long had been referred to as the "Culbertson Manuscript" because it had been purchased from a descendant of the fur-trader naturalist Alexander Culbertson. But in 1949, handwriting experts identified it as the work of Denig.

Review:

"This is the early West from the horse's mouth, so to speak: a close-up, eyewitness account of how things really were on the Upper Missouri, 1833-56, written by a hard-bitten, rye-drinking merchant of the American Fur Company who lived among the Plains tribes for twenty-two years." Saturday Review

Review:

"Very skillfully edited by Ewers...Denig deserves recognition as one of the most important authorities on Indian peoples of the Northern Plains in the mid-19th century." American Anthropologist

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806113081
Editor:
Ewers, John C.
Author:
Ewers, John C.
Author:
Denig, Edwin Thompson
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman, OK
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Missouri River Valley
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Civilization of the American Indian series
Series Volume:
59
Publication Date:
19751231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 bandw illus., 1 map
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.6 in 0.68 lb

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Product details 260 pages University of Oklahoma Press - English 9780806113081 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is the early West from the horse's mouth, so to speak: a close-up, eyewitness account of how things really were on the Upper Missouri, 1833-56, written by a hard-bitten, rye-drinking merchant of the American Fur Company who lived among the Plains tribes for twenty-two years."
"Review" by , "Very skillfully edited by Ewers...Denig deserves recognition as one of the most important authorities on Indian peoples of the Northern Plains in the mid-19th century."
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