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Title Sketch of a trip to the wilderness in the month of August 1843 [manuscript]: [ca. 1843] / by E. Parkinson
Author Parkinson, E.
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Cincinnati, Texas, resident E. Parkinson’s account of his August, 1843, journey with Texas president Sam Houston and party from Crockett, Texas, to Bird’s Fort, the site of treaty negotiations with the Indians of the Texas frontier. Narrative contains descriptions of the terrain, camping and cooking, a buffalo hunt, and frontier settlements, and also discusses Indian relations. Parkinson departed before the Indians finally arrived and notes that Sam Houston left early as well. Following the narrative are an Oct. 25, 1843, newspaper clipping concerning the treaty and notes in another hand regarding further 1843 meetings between the Indians and Texas officials.
Names Houston, Sam (1793-1863)
Places Cincinnati, Crockett, Bird's Fort, Texas, United States
Keywords expedition, border, frontier, hunting, travel, travelogue, buffalo, settlement, treaty, government, government relations, territory, pioneer
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Southwest, Southeast
Additional Information On September 29, 1843, commissioners of the Republic of Texas concluded a treaty with representatives of nine Indian tribes at Bird’s Fort on the Trinity River just north of present-day Arlington, Texas. The treaty was ratified by the Texas Senate on Jan. 31, 1844.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 683
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue