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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Two issues of Fort Laramie's "The Chugg Water Journal" and a watercolor of Indians [Decimalized]
|The Chugg Water Journal [Vol. 1, no. 1 (October 1849)]
|Newspapers and Magazines
|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.
|Westward Expansion American West Frontiers and Exploration Journalism Politics Religion Government and Civics Military History American Indian History Humor and Satire
|Fort Laramie, Wyoming
|Religion; Government & Politics; Native Americans; Women in American History
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|The Chugg Water Journal [Vol. 1, no. 3 (October 30, 1849)]