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Near Stanton in Mercer County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pierre Garreau's Lodge

Fort Clark State Historic Site

 
 
Pierre Garreau's Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
1. Pierre Garreau's Lodge Marker
Captions: (bottom left) Pierre Garreau, as drawn by Rudolf Friederich Kruz; (upper right) Pierre Garreau's lodge was enclosed by the palisade as is shown in an 1860 sketch by William Jacob Hays.; (bottom right) Aerial view of Fort Clark highlighting Pierre Garreau's lodge.
Inscription.  This earthlodge was the home of Pierre Garreau. Garreau, the son of a French father and an Arikara mother, was employed by the American Fur Company as an interpreter. He was well known for his strength and bravery. Interpreters, such as Garreau, served a vital role in the fur trade. Communication between trading parties may have required the use of multiple languages and several interpreters.

Surrounding Garreau's lodge and drying racks was a palisade wall of closely spaced vertical posts, about eight feet high, This is depicted in the sketch by artist William Jacob Hays.
 
Erected by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 47° 15.054′ N, 101° 16.361′ W. Marker is near Stanton, North Dakota, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from 37th Avenue Southwest near 12th Street Southwest (State Highway 200), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at the Fort Clark State
Pierre Garreau's Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
2. Pierre Garreau's Lodge Marker
This marker is among the several markers visible in the distance.
Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton ND 58571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Blockhouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Geophysics and Archaeology (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Bourgeois or Head Traders of the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Trading Post Plan (within shouting distance of this marker); The People (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Clark (circa 1830-1860) (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri Valley Environs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winter Villages and Lodges (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
Additional keywords. Métis
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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