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Finding Aid - Francis A. Chardon


10085 Orin G. Libby
In the Orin G. Libby Collection in the State Archives, Box 20, Folder 14 contains information of Francis Chardon’s will. 

10422 Francis Chardon
In his journal, Francis Chardon writes about his time as the head trader at Fort Clark. He describes his releations with the Native Americans. the trading system, and the smallpox epidemic that nearly wiped out the entire Mandan. He kept track of the number of deaths from smallpox until it was too many to count. His journal shows how the relationship with the Native Americans changed after smallpox hit the village.


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