The Archives and Special Collections has acquired Cuthbert DuCharme’s (also known as Old Papineau) trading post ledger. The post was located along the Missouri River and the military road near present-day Geddes, South Dakota. The ledger covers the years 1869 to 1872.
For information on DuCharme see John Andrews et al, South Dakota Outlaws and Scofflaws: Did Outlaws and Scandalous Ancestors Shape South Dakota’s Culture? Yankton, SD: South Dakota Magazine, 2012.
For information on the ledger see Daniel Daily, “$5 for a coffin: trading at Papineauville, Dakota Territory”, in Papers of the Forty-Third Annual Dakota Conference, compiled by Kristi Thomas and Harry F. Thompson, Sioux Falls, SD: The Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, 2011, 50-61.
Image by Abigail Sandberg.