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Finding Aid - Pierre La Verendrye


10033 Hubert G. Smith
This collection contains a report dealing with Verendrye and his monument in North Dakota.  The report gives detailed information about his journey.  There are also maps of the route he took through North Dakota.

10085 Orin G. Libby
La Verendrye was one of the first people to document the land of North Dakota. Folder 11 in Box 28 of the Orin G. Libby Collection contains photocopies of the original journal, which is in French. It also contains a translation of the journal.


Verendrye, La. "The Journal of La Verendrye: 1738-1739." North Dakota Historical Quarterly, Summer 1941: 229-271.
This entry in North Dakota Historical Quarterly is a translation of La Verendrye’s journal of his exploration of Manitoba and North Dakota. 

Reid, Russell. "Verendrye's Journey to North Dakota in 1738." North Dakota History, April 1965: 117-129.
In this article, Reid writes about Verendrye, the first white man to visit North Dakota. 


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