menu

Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri, Volume 59 : Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, Crows
by Edwin Thompson Denig




Overview -

Edwin Thompson Denig, for more than twenty years a fur trader on the Upper Missouri and married to an Assiniboine woman, was an acute and objective observer of Indian manners and customs. He assisted Audubon and the Culbertsons in collecting Missouri River fauna, supplied information on the Indians to Father De Smet, who encouraged him to write, and provided Henry Schoolcraft with an Assiniboine vocabulary as well as a detailed Report on the Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri, which was not published until 1930, seventy-six years after it was written, and then only in parts.

Denig's writings on the Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, and Crows, comprising the Denig manuscript in the Missouri Historical Society, are published together for the first time in this book. The manuscript long had been referred to as the Culbertson Manuscript because it had been purchased from a descendant of the fur-trader naturalist Alexander Culbertson. But in 1949, handwriting experts identified it as the work of Denig.

  Read Full Product Description
 
Paperback - Revised Ed.
  • $21.95
Add to Cart
+ Add to Wishlist
local_shippingFor Delivery
In Stock.
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
storeBuy Online Pickup At Store
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 26 copies from $9.48
 
 
 

Customers Also Bought

More About Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri, Volume 59 by Edwin Thompson Denig

 
 
 

Overview

Edwin Thompson Denig, for more than twenty years a fur trader on the Upper Missouri and married to an Assiniboine woman, was an acute and objective observer of Indian manners and customs. He assisted Audubon and the Culbertsons in collecting Missouri River fauna, supplied information on the Indians to Father De Smet, who encouraged him to write, and provided Henry Schoolcraft with an Assiniboine vocabulary as well as a detailed Report on the Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri, which was not published until 1930, seventy-six years after it was written, and then only in parts.

Denig's writings on the Sioux, Arickaras, Assiniboines, Crees, and Crows, comprising the Denig manuscript in the Missouri Historical Society, are published together for the first time in this book. The manuscript long had been referred to as the Culbertson Manuscript because it had been purchased from a descendant of the fur-trader naturalist Alexander Culbertson. But in 1949, handwriting experts identified it as the work of Denig.


 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806113081
  • ISBN-10: 0806113081
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publish Date: December 1975
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.44 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.76 pounds

Series: Civilization of the American Indian #59

Related Categories

 

BAM Customer Reviews