10149 Russell Reid
Box 2 of the Russell Reid Collection contains research on the animals that the early explorers of North Dakota ran into. The animals discovered by David Thompson and the Corps of Discovery are included in Reid's research.
Johnson, Roy P. "Fur Trader Chaboillez at Pembina." North Dakota History, Spring 1965: 82-99.
This article looks at the one of the earliest recorded human activities in North Dakota. It also depicts the relationship between the fur traders and the Native Americans. Johnson tells of the practices of the fur trade like the credit system many traders held with the Native Americans. The article includes information on David Thompson's role in the fur trade.
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