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Pursuing the boat thieves

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A staged image of William Wingate Sewall and Wilmot Dow in pursuit of boat thieves. In March 1886, three thieves stole a boat from Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch. Sewall and Dow made a new boat, shown here, and pursued them with Roosevelt. They captured the thieves after several days, but were hindered in bringing them in by ice on the Little Missouri River. Roosevelt took the men in over land to Dickinson (N.D.), where they were indicted.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Thieves; Boats and boating; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Dickinson; Dow, Wilmot; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1886

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt relates the chase and capture of three thieves that had stolen his boat. The thieves were captured along the river and then Roosevelt took them overland to the sheriff in Dickinson, Dakota Territory. He read Anna Karenina during the trip and has mixed feelings about the quality of the book but enjoyed Leo Tolstoy's writing style. Roosevelt requests that Corinne Roosevelt Robinson deliver some flowers to Edith Kermit Carow before Carow travels abroad.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thieves; Arrest; Criticism; Flowers; Gifts; Books and reading; North Dakota--Dickinson; Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1886-04-12

Letter from William Wingate Sewall to S. Y. Sewall

Description:

William Wingate Sewall describes the pursuit and capture of three thieves that stole a boat from Theodore Roosevelt. The boat, the best one on the Little Missouri River, had been purchased by Roosevelt in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and it was very useful. Sewall and Wilmot Dow built a new boat and they headed after the thieves a few days after the boat went missing. The thieves were captured without violence and Roosevelt accompanied them to Dickinson, Dakota Territory, for trial. Sewall and Dow continued down the river with the boats to Mandan, Dakota Territory, and then took a train back to Medora, Dakota Territory.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Boats and boating; Theft; Criminals; Arrest; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Dickinson; North Dakota--Mandan; North Dakota--Medora; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Dow, Wilmot; Finnegan, Michael

Date: 1886-04-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt was "overjoyed and relieved" to hear of the birth of Corinne Douglas Robinson. He is currently hosting Lispenard Stewart and Doctor Taylor at his ranch. They are getting along well but are very sore from yesterday's long ride. Roosevelt gave a Fourth of July speech in Dickinson to a "great crowd of cowboys and grangers." He is reluctant to accept Mayor Grace's offer and if he continues to make long stays in Dakota Territory he may entirely give up his eastern life.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Childbirth; Fourth of July; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Outdoor life; North Dakota--Dickinson; Cole, Corinne Roosevelt; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Stewart, Lispenard; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904

Date: 1886-07-05

Sheriff's work on a ranch

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt relates a tense meeting with Native Americans and his personal capture of three boat thieves.

Resource Type: Magazine article

Subject: Indians of North America; Crime; Theft; North Dakota--Badlands; North Dakota--Medora; North Dakota--Dickinson; United States--Little Missouri River; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1888

Remarks of President Roosevelt at Dawson, N.D., April 7, 1903

Description:

President Roosevelt briefly greets a crowd in Dawson, North Dakota. He speaks about his time living in the Dakota territory and working on cattle trains.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Salutations; Children; North Dakota--Dawson; North Dakota--Medora; North Dakota--Dickinson; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-04-07

Remarks of President Roosevelt at Dickinson, North Dakota, April 7, 1903

Description:

President Roosevelt greets citizens in Dickinson. He speaks of his previous time in Dickinson and their success since then.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Success; Beef cattle; Fourth of July celebrations; Railroads; North Dakota--Dickinson; North Dakota--Bismarck; North Dakota--Medora

Date: 1903-04-07

Letter from Henry Clay Hansbrough to Theodore Roosevelt

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Senator Hansbrough recommends Reverend Gallagher for appointment as a Navy chaplain.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Military chaplains; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; North Dakota--Dickinson; United States. Navy. Chaplain Corps

Date: 1903-08-06

Theodore Roosevelt - cowboy and ranchman

Description:

Article detailing Theodore Roosevelt's experience in the Badlands in the 1880s and involvement with ranching and cattle. 

Resource Type: Magazine article

Subject: Livestock; Cattle; Ranches; Speeches, addresses, etc.; North Dakota; North Dakota--Dickinson; United States--Little Missouri River; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1904?

Letter from Myron Lyndon Ayers to Lyman Abbott

Description:

Ayers, proprietor of the Dickinson Press, is trying to reach Theodore Roosevelt regarding the reappointment of Sylvane Ferris as Register of the U.S. Land Office in Dickinson, which appears to be in jeopardy. Roosevelt is on his African trip, and Ayers inquires of Abbott (editor of Outlook) when TR will return.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; North Dakota--Dickinson; Ferris, Sylvane M.; McCumber, Porter J. (Porter James), 1856-1933; Hansbrough, Henry Clay, 1848-1933; McKenzie, Alexander, 1851-1922

Date: 1910-01-24

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