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The Opening of the Des Moines Valley
to Settlement

[Iowa Journal of History and Politics,
Vol. 14 No. 4 (Oct. 1916), pp479‑558]

The paper is 80 pages long, and too much for a single webpage, so I've divided it into 5 Parts, each on its own page. These Parts therefore have no authority: they're just for the Web. The headings in the Table of Contents below, on the other hand, are the author's.

The First Permanent Settlement in the Iowa Country

p479

Fort Des Moines No. 1

486

Immigration to the Des Moines Valley

491

The Removal of Indian Villages from Keokuk's Reserve to the Des Moines Valley

494

The Treaty of 1837

498

Life at the Sac and Fox Agency

500

A Fort near the Sac and Fox Agency: Fort Sanford

509

The Sac and Fox Treaty of 1842

512

The Raccoon River Agency from 1843 to 1845

514

Dragoon Activities and Fort Des Moines

518

The Immigration of 1843 and 1845

524

Traders and Weekly Sellers among the Sacs and Foxes from 1834 to 1845

528

Later History of Indian Rights to the Upper Des Moines Valley

548

The Earliest Public Improvements in the Des Moines Valley

551


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