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Collection Reference Number GLC05067.01
From Archive Folder Two issues of Fort Laramie's "The Chugg Water Journal" and a watercolor of Indians [Decimalized] 
Title The Chugg Water Journal [Vol. 1, no. 1 (October 1849)]
Date October 1849
Document Type Newspapers and Magazines
Content Description Handwritten first issue of a Fort Laramie newspaper. Introduces the self-described "largest paper printed at Fort Laramie" with the goal of keeping "our friends and fellow exiles, up with the spirit of the age" and promoting political and religious principles. Introduces the four editors. Contains a letter from R. Jones, the commanding officer of the Minnesota Territory, about the war between the Sioux and the Brulees. Contains other local news items and humorous comments.
Subjects Westward Expansion  American West  Frontiers and Exploration  Journalism  Politics  Religion  Government and Civics  Military History  American Indian History  Humor and Satire  
Place written Fort Laramie, Wyoming
Theme Religion; Government & Politics; Native Americans; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents The Chugg Water Journal [Vol. 1, no. 3 (October 30, 1849)]  
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