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Charles McKenzie's Narratives of the "Mississouri Indians:" A New Transcription (1980)
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The documents that follow are new literal transcriptions of several handwritten narratives describing the experiences and observations of Charles McKenzie among the Hidatsa and Mandan Indians from 1804 to 1806. They were originally published in 1889-90 by Louis Francois Rodrigue Masson as part of a collection of first-hand accounts of the fur trading operations of the North west Company (Masson 1960). These transcriptions are an interim product of a larger, in-progress study undertaken by W....

An Historical Study of the Grand Portage, Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota (1993)
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The major objective of this report is to “Conduce Research to Describe the Historical Character and Use of the Grand Portage.” This information will become a portion of a comprehensive holistic Trail Management Plan for the Grand Portage. The Scope of Work for this project lists and discusses a series of ten areas of research that relate directly to the history and uses of the portaqe over a time period of about two centuries from late prehistoric times to the early 19th century (c. 1600-1825).

A New Transcription of Alexander Henry's Account of a Visit to the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians in 1806 (1980)
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One of the most detailed and illuminating primary accounts of the fur trading operations of the North West Company is the daily journal kept by Alexander Henry, one of the company's employees and partner, from 1799 until his untimely death in 1814. Henry's original diary is now lost, but a copy of it survives in the Public Archives of Canada in the form of a handwritten copy purportedly made by one George Coventry in 1824. Elliott Coues edited and published the journal in 1897 under the title,...