The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 92, July 1988 - April, 1989 Page: 435
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Archaeological Site zn Wood County
dert site is intriguing in this light, and this distribution may represent
the immediate sphere of French influence among the local aboriginal
groups. A site (41WD331) about one-half mile below the Woldert site
contains a limited number of historic European artifacts such as beads
and gun-barrel fragments as well as artifacts of aboriginal manufac-
ture." This site is clearly an Indian settlement dating to the eighteenth
At this point we can only conclude that the Woldert site is a mid-
eighteenth-century location containing abundant numbers of French
trade guns. Its association with Le Dout, or with Indian settlements
elsewhere on Mill Race Creek, remains problematical. We hope that
with further research the Woldert site and other possible historic sites
in the vicinity will contribute to a clearer understanding of Indian-
European interaction and lifeways during this poorly understood pe-
riod in East Texas history."5
84Perttula, Skiles, Collins, Trachte, and Valdez, "This Everlastng Sand Bed," 59.
85 We would like to thank Kathleen Gilmore, Paul McGuff, and two anonymous reviewers for
their useful comments about the manuscript. Gerald Blow of North Texas State University pro-
vided the figures.
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