Fort Sarpy - Large Print Edition

Fort Sarpy - Large Print Edition

by Dave Lloyd


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Fort Sarpy tells the story of the American Fur Company's most dangerous post. The fort was built on the Yellowstone River in 1850 for the trade with the Crows. At this time, the tribe waslocated in a triangle between the Tongue and the Bighorn River, with its northern boundary generally the Musselshell River. In 1850, the Crows were a small tribe. Because of strong and numerous enemies - the Sioux, the Cheyenne and the Arapahoe - the Crows had not had general access to the white man's trade goods unless they traveled out of their country, always a dangerous situation. Piercing this ring of foes and establishing a post for them was a precarious enterprise.The job was undertaken by Robert Meldrum, a man who lived with and knew the Crows like no other white man. Caleb Shaw, the young man who goes with him to erect the post, becomes his able assistant and a full-fledged mountain man.This book is about Fort Sarpy, the American Fur Company men who dared to build it in the wilderness, and the Crow tribe, who owe their existence to its creation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523943326
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2016
Series: Riverboat Trilogy
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Dave Lloyd is a 4th generation Montanan whose great-grandmother came up the Yellowstone on a steamboat to the head-of-track outside Miles City. She knew and told her family stories of the men and the women who lived at the time. Dave grew up listening to her and his grandmother, the first white baby born in the county, as they reminisced of that era's rowdy times.
As a young man, Dave was a working cowboy and became assistant ranch-manager on one of the largest ranches in the state, Western Cattle Company, with hundreds of sections of land and cattle numbering in the thousands. The harsh Montana winters gave Lloyd the incentive to leave the rigorous ranching life and get a higher education.
After attending college and becoming an educator, then school superintendent, Lloyd began to write of the early beginnings of the state he loves. He researches his books and tries to make them historically accurate, with their characters true to the times.
Now retired, Lloyd and his wife, Donna divide their time between Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and Helena, Montana.

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