|Catalog Number||X1968.43.01 f|
|Title||FORT BERTHOLD, ON THE NORTH BANK OF THE MISSOURI, 250 MILES BELOW THE MOUTH OF THE YELLOWSTONE, MAY 22ND 1866.|
|Artist||Stuart, Granville (1834-1918)|
|Dimensions||H-7 W-10 inches|
|Medium||Graphite on paper|
This sketch is one of a series completed by Granville Stuart on a trip he took up the Missouri River, aboard the "W. B. Dance." He left St. Louis on April 14, 1866, and arrived at Fort Benton on June 8 of that same year. This was the last leg of a much longer trip--which began on January 6, 1866-- that took Stuart from Deer Lodge to Virginia City, then on to Salt Lake City, Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, West Liberty (Iowa), and back to Fort Benton. When he returned to Montana he published his ventures in "A Sketch of a Trip to 'America' in 1866, and Return Trip up the Missouri River, to Fort Benton, Montana," in the "Montana Post," Virginia City, January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1867. That same text was republished as a book, titled "Granville Stuart--Diary & Sketchbook of a Journey"--by Dawson's Book Shop in 1963 (call # 917.8 / St9).
Landscape depicting a stockaded fort perched on a low bluff. The riverbank runs in an irregular diagonal line from the lower right corner to the middle ground on the left edge. The image is captioned, in pencil, across the bottom of the page: "Fort Berthold, on the North Bank of the Missouri, 250 miles below the mouth of the Yellowstone, May 22nd 1866. Looking up the River to the N.W. - American Fur Co Fort, a few Soldiers stationed at it - G. Stuart."