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Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (32WI17), Material Culture Reports, Part VII: Building Hardware, Construction Materials, Tools, and Fasteners

Author(s): Steven Leroy DeVore

Year: 1987

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Summary

Between 1968 and 1972, four seasons of archeological investigations

were conducted at the Fort Union Trading Post National

Historic Site, North Dakota. The fort served as the major outpost

of the American Fur Company on the Upper Missouri River

between 1829 and 1865. Between 1865 and 1867, the U. S. Army

utilized the fort facilities as a base of operations against the

Northern Plains Indians. The excavations were conducted at the

fort in order to obtain structural information concerning the

fort. These investigations recovered several varieties of artifacts,

including building hardware, construction materials, building

tools, and fastening devices. Planned reconstruction of the

fort, starting in 1986, necessitated the analysis of the building

hardware and construction materials which is the focus of the

present report. During the analysis of the materials related to

the construction activities at the fort, several items were noted

to have been factory manufactured while others appeared to have

been locally made by the fort's blacksmith. Comparison of American

Fur Company records gave an indication of which materials

were shipped to the fort and which items may have been produced

at the fort.


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Cite this Record

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (32WI17), Material Culture Reports, Part VII: Building Hardware, Construction Materials, Tools, and Fasteners. Steven Leroy DeVore. Material Culture Reports ,7. Lincoln, Nebraska: United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center. 1987 ( tDAR id: 92562) ; doi:10.6067/XCV86H4H4F


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -104.066; min lat: 47.983 ; max long: -104.013; max lat: 48.015 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): S. De Vore ; L. Perry

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

Repository(s): Midwest Archeological Center National Park Service


Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2000774; 5601977

NADB citation id number(s): 000000240227; 000000147407

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