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Encyclopedia > Chouteau

Chouteau was the name of French fur-trading family in the Midwest. Various locations derive their names from the family.


Notable members of the family:

  • Marie-Therese Bourgeois Chouteau (matriarch of the family) and her husband Rene-Auguste Chouteau, Sr.
  • René Auguste Chouteau (who with his common law stepfather Pierre Laclède established St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Children of Marie-Therese Bourgeois Chouteau and her common law husband Pierre Laclède:
  • Jean Pierre Chouteau

René Auguste Chouteau (born September 7, 1749 in New Orleans, Louisiana; died February 24, 1829 in St. ... Pierre Laclède or Pierre Laclède Liguest (c. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chouteau is a town located in Mayes County, Oklahoma. ... Fort Pierre is a city located in Stanley County, South Dakota. ... Chouteau County is a county located in the state of Montana. ... François Gesseau Chouteau (1797 - 1838) is traditionally credited as being the founder of Kansas City, Missouri. ... Nickname: City of Fountains Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...

Reference

  • Chouteau-Papin Geneology History

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Auguste Chouteau Sr. (720 words)
Chouteau served as a clerk for his "stepfather," Pierre Laclede, before their journey northward from his birthplace, New Orleans.
Chouteau came to be respected by Indian leaders as a truthful and fair negotiator.
Chouteau and his family assisted Lewis and Clark to prepare for their expedition in the winter of 1803-1804.
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