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S. explorer in the Louisiana Territory, Colorado, and New Mexico. Pikes Peak in Colorado was named after him. Sibley, George (1782-1863) - Indian trader at Fort Osage, Missouri; one of three commissioners named in 1825 to survey the Santa Fe Trail. Smith, Jedediah (1798-1831) Mountain man and Indian fighter who guided caravans on the Santa Fe Trail. St. S. trader from Missouri who became Charles Bent’s partner in a successful 19th century southwest trading company. S. troops entered in 1846. Aubry, Francis X.

The Mexican War ended in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Mexico gave up all claims to Texas and ceded New Mexico and California to the United States in exchange for $15 million. The United States had gained some 529,000 square miles (1,370,100 square km) of new land and more than 20,000,000 new citizens. 34 In 1846, despite the ongoing war, more than a million dollars worth of goods were taken over the Santa Fe Trail, more than three times the value of the previous year. The American occupation of New Mexico opened the door even wider to trade.

The fort could store two years worth of provisions and trade goods. It was not attacked before 1847 because William Bent dealt honestly with Native Americans and they respected him. 29 A modern re-creation of a prairie schooner In 1839, Governor Manuel Armijo of Mexico increased taxes on wagonloads of United States goods to an astounding $500 per wagon. This meant traders had to build larger wagons to make the caravans profitable. Huge “prairie schooners” were built that required as many as 30 oxen to pull them.

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