Frank H. H. Roberts Jr.
Bureau of American Ethnology
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 17 is a continuation of paper number 15, providing details on the archeology of Fort Lookout Trading Post II for which paper number 15 provided historical background. This site was studied in 1950 and 1951. The author provides some background on the area and discusses the specimens and artifacts from the site, including trade beads, trades pipes, china and earthen wares, glass, buttons, pins, as well as articles of brass, copper, lead, and iron. The author identifies this trading post as having been established between 1831-1840. This paper includes photographs, illustrations, text figures, and a map.
Archeological Salvage Program, Fort Randall Reservoir, Fort Randall Dam, Fort Lookout Trading Post, Fort Lookout Trading Post II, Fort Kiowa, excavation, anthropology, ethnology, artifacts, trade goods, beads, pipes, glass, buttons, pins, brass, copper, lead, iron, fur trade, trading post, 19th century, nineteenth century
Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, US National Park Service, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Department of the Interior, US Army Corps of Engineers, State Historical Society of North Dakota, French Fur Trading Co.
Carl F. Miller, Frank H. H. Roberts Jr.
Government Printing Office
American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History
Miller, Carl F.. River Basin Surveys Papers, No. 17: The Excavation and Investigation of the Fort Lookout Trading Post II (39LM57) in the Fort Randall Reservoir, South Dakota, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1959. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/81/.
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