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Title Letter [manuscript]: steamboat Warrior, to Pierre Chouteau, St. Louis, Mo., 1835 June 2
Author Keokuk (c.1780-1848)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: June 2, 1835, letter written for Keokuk aboard the steamboat Warrior and signed with his mark, to Pierre Chouteau, St. Louis fur trader and financier, containing instructions regarding the delivery of a tent ordered by Keokuk in St. Louis. Keokuk wished the tent sent to the "trading house of Mr. Smith at the foot of the lower rapids".
Names Chouteau, Pierre (1789-1865)
Places Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Keywords Pratte Chouteau and Company, fur trade, fur trader, trade, supplies, chief
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Great Plains
Additional Information Non-hereditary chief of the Sauk and Fox Indians who urged his people not to resist white advances. After the Black Hawk War in 1832, the U.S. appointed Keokuk chief of the Sauks and Foxes, gave him responsibility for administering a $20,000 annuity, and awarded his supporters 400 square miles of territory on the Iowa River in Iowa.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 474
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue