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Smith Reviewer Today the site is visible only as weeds and rushes along the Missouri River near Marthasville in Warren County about 45 miles west of St.
There are no ruins, nothing to see. However, two centuries ago, this plot of land contained a community of seven cabins that was the genuine gateway to the West. La Charrette was a remote Creole village that provided a site for a river landing on the Missouriand the farthest city of people of European derivation west of the Atlantic.
It is probably most significant for being a haven for fur traders and the final stop for Lewis and Clark in May before they headed upriver to the Dakotas, the Columbia River and on to the Pacific. Schake tells the story of this long-gone community. Schake, a retired college professor, hunted, trapped and farmed on Charrette Creek as a boy.
His book, the result of exhaustive research, tells the story of that small community of French settlers on the Missouri River. La Charrette--also the name of a small creek and later a township--existed from the late s to the early to mid s.
Schake's book is most interesting when he uses the development of La Charrette as an historical microcosm. La Charrette helps explain the slow, but steady, progress of carving out the wilderness and the sacrifices made by those who were caught up in the dynamic of a rapidly-changing North America.
From about until the middle of the s, felt hats were the rage in most of Europe. The felt hat industry was the force behind the fur trade. By the late 's, the beaver was extinct in Europe and was nearing extinction in both Russia and the Scandinavian countries.
North America, however, was rich in furs. The land was there for the taking--at least in the eyes of the French and English eyeing it from the eastern side of the Mississippi.
As Shake's book shows, the impact of whites encroachment on native American territory began very early in the nation's history. As early astribes several tribes began moving west across the Mississippi River.
With the advent of European Americans came guns, liquor and unfamiliar strains of smallpox, influenza and other diseases These and other stresses came to a head in La Charrette Village in when a pregnant mother was mortally wounded and several children were scalped.
La Charrette says a great deal about cultural assimilation and the efforts of the white man to relocate and assume Native American lands. Native Americans served as guides, helped the white men grow crops and survive in the wilderness.
La Charrette makes it clear that whites in the regions freely intermarried with Indian women. In fact, French settlers in the s held Indian slaves just as they held black slaves. Schake says most Indian slaves were bought with liquor from other Indians who had taken them prisoner.
Yet, no less than Daniel Boone, who spent his last few years in the La Charrette area, is quoted as saying the Indians treated him "far better than others of his own kind".
One section of the book tells the story of an Indian man who was accused of killing his wife. Brackenridge offered his legal services basing his defense on the provision in English common law for extradition of aliens to their home jurisdictions for trial.
The lawyer said it was not the arrested Indian but the Americans who were the aliens. He won the case. The Indian--having become a man without a country--was freed.
Some 75 Indian tribes met to establish a peace treaty that was ratified by Congress and signed by President James Madison in December But, as La Charrette points out, the westward expansion was the death knell for the traditional life of the Native Americans. ByCongress abolished all trade with Indian tribes, putting the lucrative fur trade in the hands of licensed private traders.
The red men were moved into present day Oklahoma, many along the infamous "Trail of Tears. Schake writes of America's first "Mountain Man" John Coulter, and of the flamboyant Zebulon Pike who traveled all over the American west and narrowly escaped death on the Mexican border.
He describes Daniel and Rebecca Boone's sugar camp, the process of soap making, the construction of a French river cabin, the development of pioneer medicine, hunting and fishing expeditions and the growing of wheat and corn and other staples.
La Charrette's demise remains something of a mystery. Schake says it may have been displaced by floodwaters, and the constant movement of the Missouri River that was "too thick to drink, to thin to plow," although no one knows for sure.
Certainly by the s, it was well on the way to destruction. Eventually it was replaced by the city of Marthasville, now located on Highway 47 west of St. The French Creoles were caught in a legal morass over land holdings in the administrations of three governments. Some were unable to obtain proper titles as U.
Today, travelers to Marthasville, Missouri can come close to the original site of the frontier settlement.
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