Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 30, 1841

“Friday, 30th. Traveled about 5 miles and encamped. Guess what took place; another family was created! Widow Gray, who was sister to Mrs. Kelsey, was married to a man who joined our Company at Fort Larimie. His right name I … Continue reading

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July 26-29, 1841

“Monday, 26th. Left Green river – moved off in a W. direction – distance 12 miles . . . . Land high, dry, and barren, except upon the streams, which afford grass in abundance; also black currants, which though not … Continue reading

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John Gray and Ignace Hatchiorauquasha

John Gray (sometimes spelled Grey) was hired by the Englishman W. G. Romaine as a guide for his summer tour of the American West. Gray was  half Scottish and half Iroquois, a St. Regis Mohawk, born around 1795 in upstate … Continue reading

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July 23-24, 1841

“Friday, 23rd. Went to Green river–distance 8 miles–spent the remainder of the day trading with the hunters. “Saturday, 24th. Remained at this encampment and continued our traffic with the hunters. Chiles sold his oxen, 2 yoke, and wagon, another also … Continue reading

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July 22, 1841

“Gray returned this evening having found Trapp’s company, which consisted of about 20 men. They had returned to meet our company, though on their way to hunt buffalo, and were now encamped on Green river about 8 miles distant. Gray … Continue reading

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July 18, 1841

“Left Sweet Water this morning, course SW. Crossed the divide which separates the water of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and after a travel of 20 miles reached Little Sandy, a branch of Green river – 1 buffalo was killed.” … Continue reading

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More about “Lord” Romaine

I’ve got to hand it to Google, and Google Books– they certainly make research easy. A little digging online, and I learned quite a bit about one of the most interesting members of the 1841 band of trekkers. “Cheyenne” Dawson, … Continue reading

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