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New State Historical Society book marks Fort Pierre trade history

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No other part of the West saw such a succession of trading posts as did the heart of modern-day South Dakota, where the Bad River meets the Missouri near Fort Pierre. The South Dakota State Historical Society?s latest book, ?Fort Tecumseh and Fort Pierre Chouteau: Journal and Letter Books, 1830?1850,? transcribed and annotated by Michael M. Casler and W. Raymond Wood, details two such posts that reached their golden age under the American Fur Company in the 1830s and 1840s.

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