Steamboats in Dakota Territory: Transforming the Northern Plains by Tracy PotterSteamboats in Dakota Territory: Transforming the Northern Plains by Tracy Potter

Steamboats in Dakota Territory: Transforming the Northern Plains

byTracy Potter

Paperback | July 17, 2017

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Steamboats transformed the Missouri Valley. Enterprising men like Joseph La Barge and Grant Marsh braved financial and mortal danger to reap fantastic profits from trade in furs and buffalo robes. But steamboats also brought smallpox, soldiers and settlers to the lands of Native Americans. Although they began as agents of commerce, steamboats came to represent confinement and war to Sitting Bull and his people. Railroads made Yankton, Bismarck and Fargo rise as ports for a few years and then drove steamboats out of business, ending an era filled with colorful characters and dramatic moments. Author Tracy Potter takes an in-depth look at the boats, trade and cultural and military relations between the United States and the native inhabitants of Dakota Territory.
Title:Steamboats in Dakota Territory: Transforming the Northern PlainsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:July 17, 2017Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1467119342

ISBN - 13:9781467119344

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"I can think of no one more qualified to enlighten readers on the history of steamboats in Dakota land than Tracy Potter." The Bismarck Tribune