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THE CONQUEST

The True Story of Lewis and Clark

BY

EVA EMERY DYE

Author of

"McLoughlin and Old Oregon "

Chicago

A. C. McCLURG & COMPANY 1902

COPYRIGHT

A. C. MCCLURG & Co

1902

Entered at Stationers' Hall, London

PUBLISHED Nov. 12, 1902



UNIVERSITY PRESS JOHN WILSON

AND SON CAMBRIDGE, U. S. A.

NOTE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT

THE author hereby acknowledges obligation to the Lewis and Clark families, especially to William Hancock Clark of Washington, D.C., and John O'Fallon Clark of St. Louis, grandsons of Governor Clark, and to C. Harper Anderson of Ivy Depot, Virginia, the nephew and heir of Meriwether Lewis, for letters, docu ments, and family traditions; to Mrs. Meriwether Lewis Clark of Louisville and Mrs. Jefferson K. Clark of New York, widows of Governor Clark's sons, and to more than twenty nieces and nephews; to Reuben Gold Thwaites of the University of Wisconsin, for access to the valuable Draper Collection of Clark, Boone, and Tecumseh manu scripts, and for use of the original journals of Lewis and Clark which Mr. Thwaites is now editing; to George W. Martin of the Kansas Historical Society at Topeka, for access to the Clark letter-books covering William Clark's correspondence for a period of thirty years; to Colonel Reuben T. Durrett of Louisville, for access to his valuable private library; to Mr. Horace Kephart of the Mercantile Library, and Mr. Pierre Chouteau, St. Louis; to the His torical Societies of Missouri, at St. Louis and Columbia; to Mrs. Laura Howie, for Montana manuscripts at Helena; to Miss Kate C. McBeth, the greatest living authority on Nez Perce tradition; to the descendants of Dr. Saugrain, and to the families and friends of Sergeants Pryor, Gass, Floyd, Ordway, and privates Bratton, Shannon, Drouillard, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; also to the Librarian of Congress for copies of Government Documents.

E. E. D.

OREGON CITY, OREGON,
September 1, 1902.

CONTENTS

BOOK I
WHEN RED MEN RULED
PAGE
I. A Child is Born 1
II. The Clark Home 7
III. Exit Dunmore 12
IV. The Wilderness Road 14
V. A Barrel of Gunpowder 17
VI. The Feudal Age 19
VII. Kaskaskia 24
VIII. The Spanish Donna 28
IX. Vincennes 32
X. The City of the Strait 38
XI. A Prisoner of War 41
XII. Two Wars at Once 43
XIII. The Key of the Country 47
XIV. Behind the Curtain 50
XV. The Attack on St. Louis 53
XVI. Old Chillicothe 60
XVII. "Detroit must be Taken" 63
XVIII. On the Ramparts 69
XIX. Exit Cornwallis 72
XX. The Old Virginia Home 77
XXI. Down the Ohio 81
XXII. Mulberry Hill 87
XXIII. Mississippi Troubles 91
XXIV. St. Clair 97
XXV. The Sword of "Mad Anthony" Wayne 102
XXVI. The Spaniard 106
XXVII. The Brothers 113
XXVIII. The Maid of Fincastle 119
XXIX. The President's Secretary 122
XXX. The President talks with Meriwether 131
BOOK II
INTO THE WEST
I. The Louisiana Purchase 139
II. The Knight of the White House 144
III. Recruiting for Oregon 149
IV. The Feud is Ended 154
V. The Cession of St. Louis 157
VI. Sergeant Ordway writes a Letter 166
VII. Into the Land of Anarchy 167
VIII. "The Sioux! The Sioux!" 176
IX. The Romance of the Mandans 185
X. The First Dakota Christmas 192
XI. The British Fur Traders 199
XII. Farewell to Fort Mandan 204
XIII. Toward the Sunset 208
XIV. The Shining Mountains 214
XV. A Woman Pilot 221
XVI. Idaho 228
XVII. Down the Columbia 235
XVIII. Fort Clatsop by the Sea 242
XIX. A Whale Ashore 249
XX. A Race for Empire 257
XXI. "A Ship! A Ship!" 259
XXII. Back to Civilisation 265
XXIII. Camp Chopunnish 272
XXIV. Over the Bitter Root Range 277
XXV. Beware the Blackfeet 279
XXVI. Down the Yellowstone 283
XXVII. The Home Stretch 288
XXVIII. The Old Stone Forts of St. Louis 296
XXIX. To Washington 303
XXX. The Plaudits of a Nation 307
BOOK III
THE RED HEAD CHIEF
I. The Shadow of Napoleon 315
II. American Rule in St. Louis 319
III. Farewell to Fincastle 322
IV. The Boat Horn 327
V. A Bride in St. Louis 331
VI. The First Fort in Montana 335
VII. A Mystery 337
VIII. A Lonely Grave in Tennessee 343
IX. Trade follows the Flag 344
X. Tecumseh 352
XI. Clark guards the Frontier 360
XII. The Story of a Sword 369
XIII. Portage des Sioux 376
XIV. "For our Children, our Children" 386
XV. Too Good to the Indians 390
XVI. The Red Head Chief 397
XVII. The Great Council at Prairie du Chien 404
XVIII. The Lords of the Rivers 415
XIX. Four Indian Ambassadors 421
XX. Black Hawk 429
XXI. A Great Life Ends 434
XXII. The New West 438
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