Attorney for the frontier : Enos Stutsman by Dale Gibson; Lee Gibson; Cameron Harvey

By Dale Gibson; Lee Gibson; Cameron Harvey

The aim of this biography is to carry to public realization the significance of the contributions made through Enos Stutsman, an American, to the historical past of the province and the Northwest in most cases. It additionally makes an attempt to provoke and entertain the reader through highlighting Stutsman's own traits.

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The village was tiny - most of the residents of the area lived outside Pembina-and even by the rough-hewn standards of Yankton it presented a very primitive appearance. T. 1860 ATTORNEY FORTHE FRONTIER visited the area four years later has left this unpalatable description of the village: I will never forget my first and only night at old Pembina, its only hotel a log cabin, dirt galore, (where) they served supper of soggy bread, rusty salt pork and Arbuckle coffee... We retired early, found and fought until daylight numerous bedfellows already in possession.

52 A meeting of married men, held to debate the merits of mass evacuation to Sioux City, was sharply divided. 53 The morale of the settlers suffered a further blow when the governor and other federally appointed government officers decided to withdraw. Moses Armstrong, whose letters to the Sioux City Register constitute a rich lode of information about Yankton's early days, made no attempt to disguise his contempt: I would scarcely be believed were I to tell you the truth of the conduct, in these trying times, of our weak-kneed, cowardly, runaway officials.

T. 1860 ATTORNEY FORTHE FRONTIER visited the area four years later has left this unpalatable description of the village: I will never forget my first and only night at old Pembina, its only hotel a log cabin, dirt galore, (where) they served supper of soggy bread, rusty salt pork and Arbuckle coffee... We retired early, found and fought until daylight numerous bedfellows already in possession. When fairly vanquished, I retired from the field of action, dressed, and started for an early appetite-producing walk, when, seeing a number of people on the riverbank interested in something that was going on, I investigated and found, among others, a crowd of...

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