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Houses of the Teton Tribe

The Teton, moving westward from their early habitat to the east and north of the Minnesota, were encountered on the banks of the Missouri by Captains Lewis and Clark when they ascended the river, during the early autumn of 1804. On September 26 of that year the expedition reached the mouth of Teton River (the present Bad River), which enters the Missouri from the west at Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota. Here stood the great village of the Teton, concerning which Sergeant Gass gave a very interesting account in his journal: “We remained here all day. Capt. Lewis, myself and some of the men, went over to the Indian camp. Their lodges are about eighty in number, and contain about ten persons each; the greater part women and children. The women were employed in dressing buffalo skins, for clothing for themselves and for covering their lodges. They are the most friendly people I ever saw; but will pilfer if they have an opportunity. They are also very dirty: the water they make use of, is carried in the paunches of the animals they kill, just as they are emptied, without being cleaned. About 3 o’clock we went aboard the boat accompanied with the old chief and his little son. In the evening captain Clarke and some of the men went over, and the Indians made preparations for a dance. At dark it commenced. Captain Lewis, myself and some of our party went up to see them perform. Their band of music, or orchestra, was composed of about twelve persons beating on a buffalo hide, and shaking small bags that...

Roberts, Lilburn Brashears – Obituary

Word was received in Philip Tuesday afternoon of the death of L. B. Roberts [July 26, 1927] , who for the past five years has resided in Pierre, S.D. During the past year Mr. Roberts has submitted to several serious operations, the last one being performed only a week ago. It was thought that he was recovering nicely from this but on Monday his condition became suddenly worse and on Tuesday morning his relatives at Philip were sent for. L. B. as he was familiarly called all who knew him resided in Philip for many years. He served as deputy county auditor during the term of Edgar Watwood and was also assistant Post Master for a number of years. He had many fiends in this locality who will deeply regret to learn of his passing. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and two children, Jean and Bobbie, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roberts and sister Mrs. Ethel Peshek. The remains will be brought to Philip Thursday afternoon, funeral services to be held the following morning. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of this city. Contributed by: Shelli...

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