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The History of the Butterfly, Part 129: Keokuk and the 300 Dollar Horse

The Sauk and Fox Indians toured the east—first, they had negotiations in Washington.  Then they were treated like rock stars in Boston.  The rest of the trip was not so noteworthy, but there was an interesting conversation recorded when they … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 79: Catlin on Keokuk

“From Dubuque, I descended the river on a steamer, with my bark canoe laid on its deck, and my wife was my companion, to Camp Des Moines, from whence I am now writing. After arriving at this place, which is … Continue reading

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