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Albert Pike’s Journey in the Prairie – Panhandle Plains Historical Review, 1968

Albert Pike’s Journey in the Prairie – Panhandle Plains Historical Review, 1968

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Panhandle -Plains Historical Review XLI, 1968.

The narrative is broken into 2 parts. The 1st completed by Aaron B. Lewis in 1831. Lewis traveled from Ft. Towson in Arkansas to New Mexico. Pike wrote down Lewis’s account and later made the same crossing except from west to east. His journal describes this crossing.

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Pike was an imposing figure; six feet tall and 300 pounds with hair that reached his shoulders and a long beard. In 1831, he left Massachusetts to travel west, first stopping in Nashville, Tennessee and later moving on to St. Louis, Missouri. There he joined an expedition to Taos, New Mexico, hunting and trading. During the excursion his horse broke and ran, forcing Pike to walk the remaining 500 miles to Taos. After this he joined a trapping expedition to the Llano Estacado in New Mexico and Texas. Trapping was minimal and, after traveling about 1,300 miles (650 on foot), he finally arrived at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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