Diary in America: With Remarks on Its Institutions

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CHAPTER XXVI
Indian Country

I remained a week at Prairie du Chien, and left my kind entertainers with regret; but an opportunity offering of going up to St. Peters in a steamboat, with General Atkinson,1 who was on a tour of inspection, I could not neglect so favorable a chance. St. Peters is situated at the confluence of the St. Peters River with the Upper Mississippi, about seven miles below the Falls of St. Anthony, where the river Mississippi becomes no longer navigable; and here, removed many hundred miles from civilization, the Americans have an outpost called Fort Snelling, and the American Fur Company an establishment. The country to the north is occupied by the Chippeway tribe of Indians; that to the east by the Winnebagos, and that to the west by the powerful tribe of Sioux or Dacotahs,2 who range over the whole prairie territory between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

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1
Henry Atkinson ( 1782-1842), an American army officer, was active in the various military expeditions against the Indians; he had defeated the Winnebegos at Prairie du Chien in 1827.
2
The term Sioux or Dakota may be used interchangeably to describe the tribe. See John Collier, Indians of the Americas ( New York: Mentor Books; 1947), p. 135, and also Franz Boas et al., General Anthropology ( New York: D. C. Heath; 1938), p. 129.

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