Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (32WI17), Material Culture Reports, Part IV: Firearms, Trapping, and Fishing Equipment

Author(s): William J. Hunt, Jr.

Year: 1986


National Park Service archaeological excavations at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site from 1968 through 1972. Although a preliminary report describing the extent and nature of the excavations was produced shortly after the close of each season's fieldwork, until recently the extensive collection of artifacts and other materials recovered during that work has remained largely unanalyzed and unreported for want of sufficient funding.

A systematic effort to analyze and report all classes of material in the Fort Union collection was initiated in 1978 under the direction of Dick Ping Hsu with assistance from Leslie A. Perry. When Hsu transferred from the Midwest Archeological Center in 1981 and Perry left the National Park Service in 1982, this work was continued by William J. Hunt, Jr. These efforts have resulted in a series of manuscript reports, each focusing on a particular aspect of the 1968-1972 work at Fort Union. The series, entitled "Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (32WI17) Material Culture Reports," consists of a volume (Part I) by Hunt which critically assesses the fieldwork accomplished during the four seasons of work at the site; four volumes, with sections authored by Hunt or Perry or both, which describe the food-related artifacts (Part II); personal and recreational materials (Part III); the firearms, trapping and fishing equipment (Part IV); and the buttons (Part V) recovered from the site. Another volume (Part VI), by Carole A. Angus and Carl R. Falk, summarizes information about the vertebrate faunal remains from the Fort Union excavations. As more classes of material in this large and important collection are analyzed, more descriptive reports will be completed in this series.

This report is Part IV of the series.

Cite this Record

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (32WI17), Material Culture Reports, Part IV: Firearms, Trapping, and Fishing Equipment. William J. Hunt, Jr.. Material Culture Reports. Lincoln, Nebraska: United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center. 1986 ( tDAR id: 92365) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83R0SMH

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -104.068; min lat: 47.983 ; max long: -104.012; max lat: 48.016 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): John Ludwickson; William Hunt

Sponsor(s): Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2000902

NADB citation id number(s): 000000147535

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