Drawing depicts the meeting of the expedition party with "a band of about fifty Nez Perce Indians going to hunt. They have from 250 to 300 horses, most of them splendid animals, in fine condition, and with perfectly sound backs. Women and...
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Mouse River (N. Dakota)
"Near Mouse River there are salt marshes" "and in some places deposits of salt a quarter of an inch thick." Mouse River valley "resembles that of the Sheyenne (Cheyenne). High ridges divide the plateau bordering the stream...
Exploration party moving up the Sun River valley "in the direction of the pass between the Crown Butte and the Rattlers, prominent landmarks west of Sun River and visible at a great distance." Plate XXIX.
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Milk River (Mont.)
"The valley of the Milk River is wide and open, with a very heavy growth of cottonwood as far as the eye can reach, which is also to be found along the adjacent shores of the Missouri River." Plate XVIII.
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Stevens, Isaac Ingalls, 1818-1862.; Fort Benton (Mont.)
Governor Stevens receives a dispatch "from Lieutenant Grover to the effect that Lieutenant Grover met Lieutenant Saxton near the dividing ridge, and that they were returning together to Fort Benton," as the route could not be traversed by...
Expeditions & surveys; Railroad surveys; Lake Jessie
"The water of Lake Jessie is considerably saline in its character," "and the theory for the saline qualities is found in the fact that it is never washed out, and retains the salt deposits and incrustations." Plate XI.