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Oklahoma History Academic Standards

OKH.2.1 Summarize and analyze the role of river transportation to early trade and mercantile settlements including Chouteau's Trading Post at Three Forks.

"Feeding An Army: Historic Fort Gibson," Crossroads

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

Traveling Trunk
Fur Trade in Oklahoma

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Brad Agnew, "Fur Trappers and Traders"
Anne Million, "French"
Douglas A. Hurt, "Chouteau Family"
Virginia Lindsey Hastings, "Chouteau"
Douglas A. Hurt, "Chouteau, Auguste Pierre"
Douglas A. Hurt, "Three Forks Area"
Betty Lou Harper Thomas, "Salina"
Betty L. Kuhlman, "Bogy, Joseph"

Research Center Resources

Joseph A. Stout Jr. Frontier Adventurers: American Exploration in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1982)
John W. Morris, Cities of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City: 1979)
Shirley Christian, Before Lewis and Clark: The Story of the Chouteaus, The French Dynasty that Ruled America's Frontier (New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004)
Shelby M. Fly, The Saga of the Chouteaus of Oklahoma: French Footprints in the Valley Grand (Norman, Okla.: Levite of Apache, 1988)
Stan Hoig, The Chouteaus: First Family of the Fur Trade (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2008)
Chouteau Memorial Collection, 1938–1980 [2008.030]

Audio/Visual

Online Primary Sources

"Joseph v. Auguste Chouteau, 1810," Circuit Court Records, Washington University in St. Louis Digital Gateway
"Pierre Chouteau v. Edward Hempstead, 1812," Circuit Court Records, Washington University in St. Louis Digital Gateway
"Augustus Chouteau and John P. Cabanne v.. William E Bain and Michel Arsens, 1814," Circuit Court Records, Washington University in St. Louis Digital Gateway
"1st Chouteau house," ca. 1897
"August Chouteau house," ca. 1897
"Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and the Chouteaus," National Archives
"Soulard land survey for Auguste Chouteau; William Griffin; Peter Chouteau; Emilien Yosty; Auguste Chouteau; Peter Chouteau; William Palmer," Missouri State Archives
"Auguste Chouteau," Missouri Historical Society

Additional Resources

"The Chouteaus," Oklahoma Image Statewide Humanities Project



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