River Basin Surveys Papers: Inter-Agency Archaeological Salvage Program, No. 15-20


In the present volume of River Basin Surveys papers there are six reports pertaining to a phase of the Inter-Agency Archaeological Salvage Program which thus far has not been given as much publicity as some of the other activities. The articles deal with a series of historic sites investigations which were carried. on in the Fort Randall and Garrison Reservoir areas and in the spillway area below the Oshe

Dam. The field investigations were based on extensive documentary studies which were made by Merrill J. Mattes and Ray H. Mattison, historians on the staff of the Region Two office of the National Park Service at Omaha, Nebr. Mr. Mattes prepared a detailed report concerning the historic sites located in the Fort Randall Reservoir area while Mr. Mattison compiled the necessary data for the Oahe and Garrison Reservoirs. In each case extensive studies were made on the ground for the purpose of locating and identifying as far as possible the various forts and trading posts mentioned in the journals of the early explorers and the records of the various fur-trading companies which operated along that portion of the Missouri River. From the evidence thus obtained. Mr. Mattes was able to recommend specific sites for excavation. In some cases there was no question about the identity of the site involved, but in others excavations were required to determine whether or not a correct identification had been made or if perchance the location was that of some other post.

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River Basin Surveys Papers: Inter-Agency Archaeological Salvage Program, No. 15-20. Merrill J. Mattes, John E. Mills, Carl F. Miller, G. Hubert Smith, Robert L. Stephenson, Carlyle S. Smith, Alan R. Woolworth, W. Raymond Wood, Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr.. 1960 ( tDAR id: 376065) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8G44R49

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min long: -101.766; min lat: 47.404 ; max long: -101.162; max lat: 47.684 ;


General Note: Contents include: No. 15. Historic sites archeology on the Upper Missouri, by Merrill J. Mattes No. 16. Historic sites archeology in the Fort Randall Reservoir, South Dakota, by John E. Mills No. 17. The excavation and investigation of Fort Lookout Trading Post II (39LM57) in the Fort Randall Reservoir, South Dakota, by Carl F. Miller No. 18. Fort Pierre II (39ST217), a historic trading post in the Oahe Dam area, South Dakota, by G. Hubert Smith No. 19. Archeological investigations at the site of Fort Stevenson (32ML1), Garrison Reservoir, North Dakota, by G. Hubert Smith.(Introduction by Robert L. Stephenson and an appendix by Carlyle S. Smith) No. 20. The archeology of a small trading post (Kipp's Post, 32MN1) in the Garrison Reservoir, North Dakota, by Alan R. Woolworth and W. Raymond Wood

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