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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brook farm Association. (search)
of the association, including Theodore Parker, George William Curtis. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles A. Dana. Elizabeth P. Peabody, Margaret Fuller, and others. The association was organized in 1841, the farm purchased. and by the following spring its plan was fairly in working order. It was then known simply as the West Roxbury Community, Brook Farm being the name of the place owned by the society. A quarterly journal called the Dial was carried on by the members of the society. In December, 1843. a convention of reformers of various grades was held in Boston. to discuss the ideas of Fourier, which had just become known in this country. The result was the conversion of all the Brook Farmers to Fourierism, and the transformation of their simple community into a Fourierist phalanx, under the name of the Brook Farm Association. The leaders of this movement were George Ripley. Minot Pratt, and Charles A. Dana. The land owned by the association at this time aggregated 208 acres,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Smet, Peter John, 1801-1872 (search)
St. Louis he was several times surrounded by the Blackfeet Indians, who, when they saw his crucifix and black gown, showed him the greatest respect. On Sept. 24, 1841, with a party of other missionaries he reached Bitter Root River, where the mission of St. Mary's was begun. After spending about a year in learning the Blackfeet language and in endeavoring to make St. Mary's a permanent mission, he went to Europe to solicit aid. After arousing great enthusiasm in Belgium and France he sailed from Antwerp in December, 1843, with five Jesuits and six sisters, and in August, 1844, arrived at Fort Van couver, and planted a central mission o the Willamette River. In 1845 he undertook a series of missions among the Sinpoils, Zingomenes, Okenaganes, Kootenays, and Flatbows. He made severe trips to Europe for aid. Father De Smet wrote The Oregon missions and travel over the Rocky Mountains; Western missions and missionaries; New India sketches, etc. He died in St. Louis, Mo in May, 1872.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
, 1842 Lieut. John C. Fremont, in his expedition west from St. Louis, reaches site of Lawrence, June 12; Topeka, June 14; and thence travels northwest to the Blue and Platte rivers......1842 Fremont passes up the Kansas River on a second expedition......1843 Wyandottes remove from Ohio, encamp on the east bank of the Kansas, in what is now Wyandotte county, in July, and remove to permanent location purchased from the Delawares in the forks of the Kansas and Missouri rivers......December, 1843 Kansas Indians cede to the United States 2,000,000 acres in Kansas......Jan. 14, 1846 Gen. S. W. Kearny marches from Fort Leavenworth to Santa Fe......1846 Mormon battalion leaves Fort Leavenworth in the employ of the United States for service in the Mexican War......August, 1847 Military road built by the government from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Kearny......1850 Fort Riley, near junction of Republican and Kansas rivers, established under name of Camp Centre in the fall of