Chardon's Journal at Fort Clark 1834-1839.
by Chardon, (Francis A.)
State of South Dakota,
xivi, 458pp, illus. Spine slightly faded, minor wear to extremities, largely unopened, clean and very good. Chardon (c. 1795 - c. 1848) was one of the best known and highest paid fur traders on the upper Missouri River. His whereabouts on the frontier are well-known, the best documented period being the five years he was at Fort Clark among the Mandans. His journal documents the activities of a trader among the Indians and provides a graphic description of the 1837 smallpox epidemic which all but wiped out the Mandans. Edited by Annie Heloise Abel with a lengthy historical introduction. Howes C303.
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