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Title Frontier forts of Iowa : Indians, traders, and soldiers, 1682-1862 / edited by William E. Whittaker.
Imprint Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2009]

Series A Bur oak book
Bur oak book.
Subject Fortification -- Iowa.
Historic sites -- Iowa.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Iowa.
Indians of North America -- Iowa -- History.
Iowa -- Antiquities.
Iowa -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Alt Name Whittaker, William E., 1971-
Description 1 online resource (266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Forts around Iowa / William E. Whittaker -- Historical tribes and early forts / Cynthia L. Peterson -- Cementing American control, 1816-1853 / Kathryn E.M. Gourley -- Native American perspectives on forts / Lance M. Foster -- Fort Madison, 1808-1813 / Marshall B. McKusick -- Fort Shelby, Fort McKay, and the first Fort Crawford, 1814-1831 / Vicki L. Twinde-Javner -- Fort Johnson, Cantonment Davis, and Fort Edwards, 1814-1824 / David J. Nolan -- Fort Armstrong, 1816-1836 / Regena Jo Schantz -- Fort Atkinson, Nebraska, 1820-1827, and other Missouri river sites / Gayle F. Carlson -- Second Fort Crawford, 1829-1856 / Vicki L. Twinde-Javner -- Fort Des Moines No. 1, 1834-1837 / Kathryn E.M. Gourley -- Fort Atkinson, Iowa, 1840-1849 / Jeffrey T. Carr, William E. Whittaker -- Fort Des Moines No. 2, 1843-1846 / Christopher M. Schoen, William E. Whittaker, Kathryn E.M. Gourley -- Other forts of the Dragoon Era, 1837-1853 / Cindy L. Nagel -- Northern border brigade forts, 1857-1863 / Leah D. Rogers -- Visiting forts / Cynthia L. Peterson.
Summary At least fifty-six frontier forts once stood in, or within view of, what is now the state of Iowa. The earliest date to the 1680s, while the latest date to the Dakota uprising of 1862. Some were vast compounds housing hundreds of soldiers; others consisted of a few sheds built by a trader along a riverbank. Regardless of their size and function-William Whittaker and his contributors include any compound that was historically called a fort, whether stockaded or not, as well as all military installations-all sought to control and manipulate Indians to the advantage of European and American trade.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781587298820 (electronic bk.)
1587298821 (electronic bk.)
9781587298318 (alk. paper)
1587298317 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 503163792
Additional Format Print version: Frontier forts of Iowa. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2009 9781587298318 (DLC) 2009005971 (OCoLC)310420858

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