Where Rivers Run North
One hundred thousand travelers had crossed the Oregon Trail during the gold rush of 1849. Even the most backwoods warrior understood what that meant: disease, death, and conflict with the whites. As a result of the Treaty of 1851, some Indians were convinced that the country to the north - called Absaraka - might be a better option for a home range. At the very least, it held the promise of less trouble from the whites. The dangers from other tribes was another matter...
By Samuel L. Morton
Copyright 2014, The Tucker Foundation
River Grove Books