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This is a map showing Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont's expedition to central Kansas to make peace with the Indians and establish a trade route to New Mexico. Etienne's route can be traced from Fort Orleans, a post he established in present Carroll County, Missouri, to the Grand Village of the Padoucas in central Kansas, the exact location of which has not been determined. The Diamond of the Prairie and the Lost Springs, where Bourgmont paused, for years refreshed travelers along the old Santa Fe Trail. Other Kansas landmarks identified by author Milton Reichart include crossing near present-day Council Grove, cone-shaped peaks in the Flint Hills of Wabaunsee County and very light stones pinpointed in McPherson County. The map was adapted from a State Geological Survey of Kansas, 1964. This map appears in Milton Reichart's article Bourgmont's Route To Central Kansas: A Reexamination, and was published in Kansas History, A Journal of the Central Plains, vol. 2 No. 2, Summer, 1979.

Creator: Reichart, Milton
Date: September 18, 1979

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Item Number: 312680
Call Number: R G4201 .S12 1979 .R4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 312680

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