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License to trade with the Sioux Indians at Fort Thompson, Dakota Territory. Indian Trader, F. J. DeWitt, 3 pages. LS folio manuscript license to trade with the Sioux Indians signed twice by the U.S. Indian Agent for the Upper Missouri Sioux as follows: "Be it known that F. J. DeWitt of the Territory of Dakota having filed this application before me for a license to trade with the Yantonai, Teton and Bruie Siouxs Indians at Fort Thompson in the Territory of Dakota is bound in the sum of $5,000.....and being satisfied that he is a citizen of the U.S. is hereby authorized to carry on the business of trading with said Sioux......Indian trading licenses for Plains Indians this early are extremely rare. Excellent

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Estimate $400 - $600Jun 30, 2018