"Like the Greedy Wolf": The Blackfeet, the St. Louis Fur Trade, and War Fever, 1807–1831

  title={"Like the Greedy Wolf": The Blackfeet, the St. Louis Fur Trade, and War Fever, 1807–1831},
  author={Ted Binnema and Ted William A. Dobak},
  journal={Journal of the Early Republic},
  pages={411 - 440}
This article offers an early instance of American businessmen attempting to enlist federal aid to further their commercial interests. It draws on British and American sources to examine the circumstances surrounding several Indian attacks on St. Louis-based fur traders on the upper Missouri River in the 1820s. The evidence shows that American traders' failure to establish peaceful relations with the Blackfeet, beginning soon after the United States acquired the territory from France, stemmed… Expand
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