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    Fort Benton Record: Newspaper for August 21, 1875. A rare surviving copy of an important frontier paper. In this issue, the editor comments on the visit of Secretary of War Belknap to the territorial capital, Helena. Why, the editor asks, is he inspecting just the cities and posting soldiers where there's no need of soldiers? "The summer camps of the Sioux, instead of being in the vicinity of our eastern neighbors, are yearly in this immediate locality; a few weeks ago over 1100 lodges of these Indians were near the Bear Paw Mountains. What is there to protect this community from Sioux depredations?" His question would take on special urgency just one year later. The advertising also gives a flavor of life on the upper Missouri. The paper shows some darkening and foxing, but the folds are strong and the text is fully legible.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.

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