The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923 Page: 254
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
trappers continue their trapping activities into the hot summer
months, nor would they ordinarily wait until the first of January
The probability of Pattie's narrative being an account of the
expeditions of Miguel Robidoux and Ewing Young.-Taking all
things into consideration it is evident that Pattie's narrative gives
an account of the expedition of Miguel Robidoux from the Santa
Rita copper mines down the Gila to the mouth of Salt River,
where the Robidoux party was massacred, and then continues with
an account of the expedition of Ewing Young on the Gila and
up the Colorado in the fall and winter of 1826 and the spring
Significance of the identification.-With this identification es-
tablished we are able, now for the first time, to apply the Pattie
narrative to the Robidoux and Young expeditions. Heretofore,
because Pattie's name was the only one mentioned in the narra-
tive, it has been thought of as Pattie's expedition. We can now
think of it from the point of view of the organizers and leaders
rather than from that of an egotistical boy who happened to be
picked up along the way.
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