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From the Blog


How a Fur Trade Figure Helped Spark the Civil War

An unlikely connection between a remote Missouri River outpost and one of the most consequential events leading up to the American Civil War underlines the power and wealth of those in the upper echelon of the fur trade.

May 2020 


"Everybody was in the same boat.": Remembering the Great Depression

Most Americans regard the Great Depression as a phenomenon that began in 1929 with the stock market crash and continued until the beginning of World War II. On the Great Plains, however, the problems went much deeper, and the hard times began much earlier. 

May 2020