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La Charrette Village

Interested in what Lewis & Clark, Daniel Boone, Zebulon Pike, John Colter, President Jefferson and other notables thought about America's newly acquired westernmost village? Enjoy the west...before it became distorted by TV, movies and novels.

Location: Port Aransas, Texas, United States

A retired professor of Food and Animal Science at Texas A&M University, The University of Connecticut and Texas Tech. A cowboy in my previous life...never thought about being a professor or an author.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Trail of Tears

Freedom for Native Americans was to be a long time in coming as they were pushed every farther westward. The title link offers an opportunity to learn about the greater Indian removal processes as presented by Joan Gilbert in her recent book, The Trail of Tears Across Missouri.

Those displaced by this process from La Charrette and Cote sans Dessein represented members of the Roy, Revard and Robedouix families, relatives of the Charles Tayon family of La Charrette. Louise Roy (1843 - 1893) was of 'mixed' heritage and as such assigned to the Nemaha Reservation located in present day Rulo Township, Richardson County, Kansas. Her presence there is verified at http://ioway.nativeweb.org/text/genealogy/nemaha1860.htm ,
a genealogical Webpage. The activities of Joseph Revard of Cote sans Dessein, who moved to the Kawsmouth community (Kansas City, Kansas) by 1821, resulted in his being scalped for his expressed beliefs about people of 'mixed' blood heritage residing there as explained in great detail at http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v008/v008p065.html
Proceed to page 66 of this posting for the details of this Osage vs. Cherokee conflict involving stolen horses.


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