|Collection||RG0870 Culbertson, Alexander, 1809-1879|
|Extent of Description||1 folder|
|Title||Alexander Culbertson collection|
|Dates of Creation||1918-1951|
|Year Range from||1918|
|Year Range to||1951|
Born in 1809, Alexander Culbertson went to work for the American Fur Company in 1829. He was in charge of trade at Fort Mckenzie, Dakota until 1840 then Fort Union and Fort Laramie. He established Fort Benton, the first permanent settlement in Montana and married Na-Ta-Wis-Cha a Blackfoot maiden about 1840. In 1851 he was appointed as interpreter and special agent of the U.S. Government. He died August 27, 1879 and is buried at Orleans, Nebraska.
See his "Find-A-Grave" record for more information.
|Scope & Content||This collection contains miscellaneous research correspondence written in 1918, 1941, and 1950-1951. The letters relate to Alexander Culbertson, to his life as a fur trader in Montana, and to his family. Bibliographical sources are given for further information about Culbertson. Correspondents include A.E. Sheldon, Hugh Butler, Charles Kessler, W.R. McGeachin and Ernest S. Griffith.|
|Related units of description||
See the photo component [RG0870.PH] for images.
See the NSHS Library for:
978 W8118 - Wishmann, Lesley, "Frontier Diplomats"
759.197 N583n - Nicandri, David L., "Northwest Chiefs"
Butler, Hugh Alfred, 1878-1954
Culbertson, Alexander, 1809-1879
Griffith, Ernest S.
Kessler, Charles N.
McGeachin, William Rankin, 1882-1965
Sheldon, Addison Erwin, 1861-1943
American Fur Company
Fort Union (Mont.)
Fur traders -- Montana
Montana -- Biography