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By Dale Gibson; Lee Gibson; Cameron Harvey

The aim of this biography is to carry to public awareness the significance of the contributions made via Enos Stutsman, an American, to the background of the province and the Northwest quite often. It additionally makes an attempt to provoke and entertain the reader via highlighting Stutsman's own characteristics.

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Constitution, The St. Louis Bulletin, The St. Joseph Journal, Charleston (S. ) Mercury, Daily St. Joseph Gazette, Cleveland Morning Journal, Newark Weekly Journal, Wisconsin Daily State Journal, Glen's Falls (N. ) Messenger, Lewis County (N. ) Banner, Ellenville (N. ) Journal, Chenango (N. ) American, Chenango (N. ) Republican, Chicago Weekly Times, Cincinatti Dollar Times, Sioux City Register, Council Bluffs Bugle, Iowa State Journal, Iowa State Reporter, Cedar Valley Times, Ft. " The main purpose of the letter was doubtless to attract the attention of potential immigrants to the new community, and some of the hyperbole indulged in must have provoked chuckles among readers familiar with the actual conditions in the tiny settlement: Yancton (sic) is improving steadily, and what promises a future healthy growth for our young city, is, that the surrounding country is rapidly filling up with substantial farmers.

The 22 Yankton parties agreed, therefore, to submit their differences to an informal jury of six local residents. The trial was held in Downer Bramble's store. Enos Stutsman acted as lawyer for one party-a former employee of Frost, Todd and Company, called William Lyman, who had been present in the village as trader even before the Indian treaty was signed. Lyman won. S. 22 In 1861 the tempo of events accelerated, at least on the political front. The absence of satisfactory governmental machinery at the time the ceded territory was first opened to settlement had been the result of several coinciding factors.

Construction of a defensive stockade was commenced immediately. 50 Into and immediately around this makeshift bulwark crowded some 300 settlers, 33 ATTORNEY FOR THE FRONTIER short of food, severely cramped for living space, and apprehensive of attack at any moment. 51 Some of the settlers probably began to regret the recent law prohibiting the Indians off the reservation without a pass. 52 A meeting of married men, held to debate the merits of mass evacuation to Sioux City, was sharply divided.

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