Book/Printed Material Minnesota and Dacotah: in letters descriptive of a tour through the North-west, in the autumn of 1856. With information relative to public lands, and a table of statistics.

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Minnesota and Dacotah: in letters descriptive of a tour through the North-west, in the autumn of 1856. With information relative to public lands, and a table of statistics.
Summary
Christopher Columbus Andrews (1829-1922), future Civil War general, diplomat, and state official, wrote these twenty-six letters on a trip to the Minnesota and Dakota [Dacotah] territory during the fall of 1856. He traveled by rail as far as Chicago and Dunleith (Jo Daviess County, Illinois), continuing by steamship to St. Paul, and making his way by stagecoach to Crow Wing and St. Cloud before returning east. Each letter describes the trip or discusses the territory's economic and institutional development, governance, and opportunities for pioneers, land speculators, and entrepreneurs. Andrews devotes considerable attention to the Minnesota bar and also takes an interest in such topics as farming, lumbering, railroads, waterways, the potential of Lake Superior and the Red River valley, and efforts to induce the Chippewa [Ojibwe] to adopt a way of life rooted in European cultural traditions. The letters anticipate the establishment of Dakota as a separate territory and review current proposals for demarcating its boundaries. Andrews also comments on slavery and the era's racial attitudes.
Contributor Names
Andrews, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1829-1922.
Created / Published
Washington, Robert Farnham, 1857.
Subject Headings
-  Minnesota--Description and travel
-  Dakota Territory--Description and travel
-  Andrews, C. C.--(Christopher Columbus),--1829-1922
Notes
-  "List of works ... consulted or referred to": p. 9.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  LAC scc 2019-06-14 update (1 card)
-  Copy 1 listed as RB on card FT Meade Gen Coll. in HREC LAC scc 2019-06-14
Medium
viii, 9-215 p. 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F606 .A55
Library of Congress Control Number
19008595
Language
English
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Christopher Columbus Andrews (1829-1922), future Civil War general, diplomat, and state official, wrote these twenty-six letters on a trip to the Minnesota and Dakota [Dacotah] territory during the fall of 1856. He traveled by rail as far as Chicago and Dunleith (Jo Daviess County, Illinois), continuing by steamship to St. Paul, and making his way by stagecoach to Crow Wing and St. Cloud before returning east. Each letter describes the trip or discusses the territory's economic and institutional development, governance, and opportunities for pioneers, land speculators, and entrepreneurs. Andrews devotes considerable attention to the Minnesota bar and also takes an interest in such topics as farming, lumbering, railroads, waterways, the potential of Lake Superior and the Red River valley, and efforts to induce the Chippewa [Ojibwe] to adopt a way of life rooted in European cultural traditions. The letters anticipate the establishment of Dakota as a separate territory and review current proposals for demarcating its boundaries. Andrews also comments on slavery and the era's racial attitudes.
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Chicago citation style:

Andrews, C. C. Minnesota and Dacotah: in letters descriptive of a tour through the North-west, in the autumn of . With information relative to public lands, and a table of statistics. Washington, Robert Farnham, 1857. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/19008595/.

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Andrews, C. C. (1857) Minnesota and Dacotah: in letters descriptive of a tour through the North-west, in the autumn of . With information relative to public lands, and a table of statistics. Washington, Robert Farnham. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/19008595/.

MLA citation style:

Andrews, C. C. Minnesota and Dacotah: in letters descriptive of a tour through the North-west, in the autumn of . With information relative to public lands, and a table of statistics. Washington, Robert Farnham, 1857. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/19008595/>.

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