want book
© OnRead.com
Login | Sign Up

history of south dakota volume 1

by Robinson Doane

Author: Robinson Doane

Books » History » World » Expeditions & Discoveries

Language: English

Added by: David Young (...


Do you like the quality of this book?0

8 of 10 Votes: 1

Read an excerpt:

...terrible than any other recorded in histor\-. The plague 134 HISTORY OF SOUTH DAKOTA. prevailed from Fort Pierre to the mountains, but was most severe among the Mandans. That powerful tribe being literal!}' extinguished, only thirty souls sur\-iving the awful pestilence. The smallest estimate of deaths on the river from this plague is fifteen thousand, but most writers place the death roll at a much higher figure. Audubon's journal places it at one hundred and fifty thousand, but this is probably a typograph- ical error, at any rate is an exaggeration. Several years elapsed before the trade recovered its nor- mal condition. The mortality among the Fort Pierre Indians was slight, but the Grand river Sioux suflfered terribly. The pestilence was brought into the country by one of the American Fur Company boats and in the whole matter the weight of evidence shows that the company was criminally culpable. CHAPTER XVI FREMOXT AND NICOLLET VISIT SOUTH DAKOTA. In 1838 Joseph N. Nicollet, a...

All audios: 0

There are no audio yet. Be the first to add a audio

All photos: 0

There are no photos yet. Be the first to add a photo.

All reviews: 0

There are no reviews yet. Be the first to add a review.

All comments: 0

There are no comments yet. Be the first to add a comment.

Show more comments

All quotes: 0

There are no quotes yet. Be the first to add a qoute.



Users who like this book

There are no users who like this book yet. Be the first, click "Add to my books"

Now Reading