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Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
August 28, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   

Major Culbertson, Natoyist-Siksina and son Joseph: circa 1850

According to the definitive history of “The American Fur Trade of the Far West,” written by Hiram Martin Chittenden and published by New York publishers in 1902, Major Alexander Culbertson died on August 27, 1879 and was buried in Orleans, Missouri. Consequently, scholars of the American fur trade assumed the information to be correct. However, Nebraska historian Charles E. Hanson Jr. discovered a 1940 biography in the Montana Historical Societie...

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