The Oregon Trail Illustrations


Thomas Hart Benton

Chapter III: Fort Leavenworth
They were the storehouse, cottage, and stables of the Kickapoo trader's establishmnet. Just at that moment, as it chanced, he was beset with half the Indians of the settlement. They had tied their wretched, neglected little ponies by dozens along the fences and out-houses, and were either lounging about the place, or crowding into the trading-house.