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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Pierre, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Stanley County, South Dakota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Stanley County, SD (31) Dewey County, SD (1) Haakon County, SD (7) Hughes County, SD (30) Jones County, SD (2) Lyman County, SD (7) Sully County, SD (2) Ziebach County, SD (0)  StanleyCounty(31) Stanley County (31)  DeweyCounty(1) Dewey County (1)  HaakonCounty(7) Haakon County (7)  HughesCounty(30) Hughes County (30)  JonesCounty(2) Jones County (2)  LymanCounty(7) Lyman County (7)  SullyCounty(2) Sully County (2)  ZiebachCounty(0) Ziebach County (0)
Location of Fort Pierre, South Dakota
    Stanley County (31)
    Dewey County (1)
    Haakon County (7)
    Hughes County (30)
    Jones County (2)
    Lyman County (7)
    Sully County (2)
    Ziebach County (0)
 
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1South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — American Indians and the Fur Trade
The fur trade worked thanks to American Indians. They harvested buffalo and other furbearers and bartered them to white traders. For a time, this system benefited both the traders and American Indians. Traders relied on the American Indians to . . . Map (db m124253) HM
2South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Archaeology at Fort Pierre Chouteau
Archaeology is the study of past human cultures. It teaches us about past events and ways of life. Archaeology also reveals how people lived day-to-day and how they dealt with changes in their environment. Excavation - the exposure, . . . Map (db m124484) HM
3South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Centre of Missouri Valley History
Here, you are halfway from the mouth of the source of the Missouri. Here was the centre of the Fur Trade for half a century, with eight different fur posts and two military posts within your vision. (See Map on reverse). This was, before white man . . . Map (db m170495) HM
4South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Cultures Come Together
The fur trade brought American Indian and European American cultures together. Fort Pierre Chouteau, built here by the American Fur Company (A.F.C.) in 1832, provided a place for trade. Sioux hunters brought furs and buffalo hides. They shared . . . Map (db m124357) HM
5South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Fort Pierre Choteau Trading Post
This tablet marks the site and commemorates the institution of Fort Pierre Choteau Trading Post chief landmark of fur-trading period, 1822 – 1864 on the Upper Missouri River between the Platte and the Yellowstone. Founded, . . . Map (db m124300) HM
6South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Fort Pierre ChouteauNational Historic Landmark — 1832-1857 —
The 1803 Louisiana Purchase expanded the United States westward. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and The Corps of Discovery explored the nation's vast new territory on their 1804-1806 journeys. They found an abundance of beaver, buffalo, and . . . Map (db m124297) HM
7South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Fort Pierre Chouteau and the "Yellow Stone"
Commissioned by Pierre Chouteau of the American Fur Company, the Yellow Stone was the first steamboat to ply the "upper" Missouri River above Council Bluffs, Iowa. Loaded with a variety of trade goods - including generous stocks of gunpowder, beads, . . . Map (db m170483) HM
8South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Fort Pierre Chouteau SiteNational Historic Landmark
Fort Pierre Chouteau Site has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the History of the United states of America 1991 National Park Service United States . . . Map (db m124528) HM
9South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Fort Pierre Chouteau: Fur Trade (1832-1855)
The American Fur Company (A.F.C.), John Jacob Astor's enterprise, built Fort Pierre Chouteau in 1832. The fort was named for Pierre Chouteau, Jr., who ran the Western Department of the A.F.C. from St. Louis. The Upper Missouri proved profitable for . . . Map (db m124299) HM
10South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Fort Pierre Chouteau: Military Occupancy (1855-1857)
Fort Pierre Chouteau's two-year stint as a military fort started in 1855. The Black Hills Gold Rush brought white travelers into lands occupied by American Indians, increasing tensions. The U.S. Army set up forts to protect travelers. Fort Pierre . . . Map (db m124435) HM
11South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Fur Trade on the Upper Missouri River
Fur companies made money by bartering trade goods to American Indians and white trappers for furs. The furs were shipped east and sold to make hats and coats. The fur trading posts were near the fur-bearing animals they depended on. They were . . . Map (db m124298) HM
12South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — History Unfolds
Up the canyon on U.S. 14 to the west. the Ft. Pierre-Deadwood Trail of 1876-86, the main artery of commerce to the "gold diggins” of the Black Hills had its course. Untold thousands of patient oxen pulled millions of tons of freight over . . . Map (db m169222) HM
13South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — John C. WaldronUnited States Navy Lieutenant Commander
John Charles Waldron was born in Ft. Pierre, SD, on August 21, 1900 and was the youngest of five children born to Charles W. and Jan E. (Van Metre) Waldron, she a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Waldron attended grade school in Fort Pierre . . . Map (db m123915) HM WM
14South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Lewis and Clark Encounter Teton Sioux
On September 25, 1804 The Corps of Discovery met under an awning near the mouth of the Teton (Bad) Raver with the Teton (Lakota) Sioux. A confrontation over the amount of gifts required to continue up river ensued, partially fostered by the lack of . . . Map (db m170479) HM
15South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Lewis and Clark First Sioux Nation Meeting
Near this spot on September 23-28, 1804, the historic first meeting of officials of the United States of America with the great Sioux Nation took place. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Captains William Clark and Meriwether Lewis to explore . . . Map (db m124828) HM
16South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Old Deadwood Trail1876-1908
At this point freight from steamships coming up the Missouri River were unloaded onto ox drawn wagons for 200 miles round trip to Deadwood took 30 days. This famous old trail 1876-1887 Northwestern Railway operated what they called the Bull . . . Map (db m123974) HM
17South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Rivers and Trails
One of the oldest American Indians trails in central South Dakota was in use long before white settlement. It ran from Fort Pierre up the Bad River by Midland and Philip and then through Grindstone to the Black Hills. Different bands of people used . . . Map (db m170487) HM
18South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Scotty Philip and his Buffalo Ranch
During one of the last buffalo hunts along the Grand River in northwestern South Dakota, rancher Fred Dupree captured five buffalo calves. Dupre, and later his son Pete, grew the herd which was purchased by "Scotty" Philip at the turn of the . . . Map (db m170482) HM
19South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — South Dakota Railroads
Railroads were economically and socially important in South Dakota. They furthered new settlement, population growth, and community prosperity by recruiting homesteaders and platting townsites. Trains provided passenger traffic, transported farmers’ . . . Map (db m125193) HM
20South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Stilling Basin
Completed in 1958, the Stilling Basin allowed the river to flow through Oahe Dam until the Powerhouse became operation in 1962. The structure can release 748,000 gallons of water per second (110,000 CFS). The intakes cannot be seen, they . . . Map (db m170491) HM
21South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Stockgrowers Bank
Incorporated in 1890, Fort Pierre was an important trade center for ranchers. Opening the Great Sioux Reservation to settlement further enhanced the community's business prospects. The Stockgrowers Bank started in a wooden building, but owners C. L. . . . Map (db m124594) HM
22South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — The Fort Pierre Plain
Joseph LaFramboise built Fort LaFramboise out of driftwood in 1817 near the mouth of the Bad River. This area is the oldest continually occupied Euro-American settlement in South Dakota. There were several fur outposts on this river plain up . . . Map (db m124132) HM
23South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this “Corps of Discovery” to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly . . . Map (db m170476) HM
24South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — The Verendrye Site
Explorers Francois and Louis-Joseph Verendrye buried a lead plate here on March 30, 1743, claiming the region for France. The plate documents the Verendryes as the first European explorers on the northern plains. This site serves as proof of early . . . Map (db m124597) HM
25South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Translation of the Verendrye Plate
Front ”In the twenty-sixth year of the reign of Louis XV, the most illustrious Lord, the Lord Marquis of Beauharnois being Viceroy, 1741, Pierre Gaultier de La Verendrye placed this.” Back Placed by the Chevalier . . . Map (db m124593) HM
26South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Verendrye Explorers
In the 1700s, England, France, and Spain all worked hard to colonize North America. The French king gave Quebec fur trader, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Verendrye, authorization to expand France's hold in the new world. The French moved . . . Map (db m124591) HM
27South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Verendrye SiteNational Historic Landmark
Verendrye Site has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1991 National Park Service United States Department . . . Map (db m124595) HM
28South Dakota (Stanley County), Fort Pierre — Verendrye Tablet Site
Here on March 30, 1743, the Verendryes buried a lead tablet to claim this region for France. This tablet found on Feb. 16, 1913, is the first written record of the visit of white men to South Dakota. Erected by State Historical Society . . . Map (db m124596) HM
 
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