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Presettlement Wildlife and Habitat of Montana:
An Overview


Annotation Of Expeditions And Individuals Recording Natural History Notes


Yellowstone Wagon Road Expedition, 1874:

This was a quasi-military expedition departing from Bozeman and proceeding along the Yellowstone River Valley for the purpose of determining the suitability of the Yellowstone River for navigation and scouting a wagon road. This expedition was headed by Addison M. Quivey and his journal contains some interesting natural history notes. This expedition was suppose to travel down the Yellowstone River to the mouth of the Tongue River, but turned around at Rosebud Creek and was not able to reach its goal because bison had eaten all the grass in this area earlier in the year.


Bibliography:
Brown, M.H.  1969.  The plainsmen of the Yellowstone: A history of the 
     Yellowstone Basin.  Bison Books, Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

Quivey, A.D.  1966.  The Yellowstone expedition of 1874.  Contributions to 
     the Historical Society of Montana.  268-284.


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