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Title William Clark, superintendent of Indian affairs, to all whom it may concern [manuscript]: whereas Pratte, Chouteau & Co. having applied for a license to trade for one year... License, 1836 Apr. 22
Author United States Office of Indian Affairs, St. Louis Superintendency
Date
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Annual license, April 22, 1836, granted by William Clark, superintendent of Indian affairs, St. Louis Superintendency, to Pratte, Chouteau and Company permitting trade throughout the west with the Indians. License specifies locations and tribes, including Iowa, Sauk, Oto, Quiaha, Arikara, Pawnee, Ponca, Sioux, Cheyenne, Crow, Assiniboin, Cree, Mandan, Gros Ventres, Snake, Flathead, and Arapaho. It also lists all company employees authorized to engage in trade. In 1834, Pratte, Chouteau and Company of St. Louis had purchased the Western Department of the American Fur Company from John Jacob Astor.
Names Clark, William (1770-1838)
Places Vermillion River, Yellow Stone River, Arkansas River, Spanish Peaks, Rocky Mountains, Purgatory Creek, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Keywords fur trader, fur trade, Pratte Chouteau and Company, commerce, Indian Agent, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Trade and Indian Economies
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Northeast, Subarctic, Great Basin, Plateau
Additional Information Annual license, April 22, 1836, granted by William Clark, superintendent of Indian affairs, St. Louis Superintendency, to Pratte, Chouteau and Company permitting trade throughout the west with the Indians. License specifies locations and tribes, including Iowa, Sauk, Oto, Quiaha, Arikara, Pawnee, Ponca, Sioux, Cheyenne, Crow, Assiniboin, Cree, Mandan, Gros Ventres, Snake, Flathead, and Arapaho. It also lists all company employees authorized to engage in trade. In 1834, Pratte, Chouteau and Company of St. Louis had purchased the Western Department of the American Fur Company from John Jacob Astor.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 172
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue