Fort Pierre in Stanley County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Fur Trade on the Upper Missouri River
Larger fur trading forts operated year-round, serving as regional centers for a network of smaller, seasonal "posts" near American Indian encampments. Forts provided food and other supplies to the outlying posts and held their furs for shipment. Forts not only served as trading posts, but also as the place to come for news and fellowship.
Images courtesy of the South Dakota Historical Society and the National Archives.
Erected by The South Dakota State Historical Society, a Preserve America grant and the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad Corporation.
Location. 44° 23.393′ N, 100° 23.331′ W. Marker is in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, in Stanley County. Marker can be reached from Fort Chouteau Road 0.3 miles east of State Highway Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Fort Pierre Chouteau National Historic Landmark, on the south side of the walking trail from Fort Chouteau Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Fort Chouteau Road, Fort Pierre SD 57532, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Pierre Chouteau: Fur Trade (1832-1855) (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Pierre Chouteau (within shouting distance of this marker); Cultures Come Together (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Pierre Chouteau Site (about 500 feet away); Archaeology at Fort Pierre Chouteau (about 500 feet away); Fort Pierre Chouteau: Military Occupancy (1855-1857) (about 500 feet away); Fort Pierre Choteau Trading Post (about 500 feet away); South Dakota Railroads (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Pierre.
More about this marker. Marker is a large composite plaque, mounted horizontally on waist-high metal posts.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Fort Pierre Chouteau National Historic Landmark
Also see . . . The Upper Missouri River Basin in the Nineteenth Century: Fur Trade (Submitted on October 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 6. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.