Frontier Forts : Indians, Traders, and Soldiers in Iowa, 1682-1862

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  • Copyright: 2009-08-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Iowa Pr
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At least fifty-six frontier forts once stood in, or within view of, what is now the state of Iowa. All sought to control and manipulate Indians to the advantage of European and American traders, governments, and settlers. Frontier Forts of Iowa draws extensively upon archaeological and historical records to document this era of transformation from the seventeenth-century fur trade until almost all Indians had been removed from the region. Also included is a section on visiting original and reconstructed forts today.

Table of Contents

Forts around Iowap. 1
Historical Tribes and Early Fortsp. 12
Cementing American Control, 1816-1853p. 30
Native American Perspectives on Fortsp. 42
Fort Madison, 1808-1813p. 55
Fort Shelby, Fort McKay, and the First Fort Crawford, 1814-1831p. 75
Fort Johnson, Cantonment Davis, and Fort Edwards, 1814-1824p. 85
Fort Armstrong, 1816-1836p. 95
Fort Atkinson, Nebraska, 1820-1827, and Other Missouri River Sitesp. 104
The Second Fort Crawford, 1829-1856p. 121
Fort Des Moines No. 1, 1834-1837p. 133
Fort Atkinson, Iowa, 1840-1849p. 146
Fort Des Moines No. 2, 1843-1846p. 161
Other Forts of the Dragoon Era, 1837-1853p. 178
Northern Border Brigade Forts, 1857-1863p. 193
Visiting Fortsp. 207
Notes on Contributorsp. 221
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 259
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