Frank H. H. Roberts Jr.
86th Congress, 1st Session
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Published as a series sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, the “River Basin Surveys Papers” are a collection of archeological investigations focused on areas now flooded by the completion of various dam projects in the United States. The River Basin Surveys Papers (numbered 1-39) were mostly published in bundles with 5-6 papers in each bundle. In collaboration with the United States (US) National Park Service and the US Bureau of Reclamation, the US Department of the Interior, and the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Smithsonian Institution pulled archeological and paleontological remains from several sites prior to losing access to the sites due to flooding. The Smithsonian Institution calls this project the Inter-Agency Archeological Salvage Program.
Paper number 19 discusses the excavation of the Fort Stevenson site which was a military post from 1867-1883 and then an Indian school from 1883 until 1894. This paper contains background and history on Fort Stevenson, focused primarily on its history as a military post. Excavation descriptions cover a hospital, barracks, a storehouse, officers’ quarters, and recovered objects including military goods, civilian goods, goods from the Indian school, and miscellaneous other goods. This area was flooded by completion of the Garrison Dam. Appendix written by Carlyle S. Smith. This paper includes photographs, illustrations, and maps.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Archeological Salvage Program, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, military post, Indian school, excavation, archeology, trade goods, 19th century, nineteenth century
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, US Department of the Interior, US National Park Service, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, State Historical Society of North Dakota
Robert L. Stephenson, Frank H. H. Roberts Jr., G. Hubert Smith, Carlyle S. Smith,
Government Printing Office
American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History
Smith, Hubert, G. and Carlyle S. Smith. River Basin Surveys Papers, No. 19: Archeological Investigations at the Site of Fort Stevenson (32ML1), Garrison Reservoir, North Dakota, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1959. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/19/.
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