By Dale Gibson; Lee Gibson; Cameron Harvey

The aim of this biography is to deliver to public consciousness the significance of the contributions made via Enos Stutsman, an American, to the background of the province and the Northwest regularly. It additionally makes an attempt to provoke and entertain the reader via highlighting Stutsman's own characteristics.

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Animated by his customary optimism, he moved about the tiny community, passing the time of day with friends, watching such construction as there was, greeting occasional newcomers, and chatting with the passengers and crew of passing riverboats - vigilant for opportunities, large or small, to turn his talents to profit. Although the census disclosed that eight residents of the Territory described themselves as lawyers,21 Stutsman was the only legally trained person at Yankton, and he undoubtedly received occasional calls for professional services.

Pembina voters had supported the Democrats in the 1863 election, and the Republican majority in the Legislature thought that such impertinence deserved to be reprimanded. The bill failed by one vote to receive the necessary two-thirds majority that year, 4 but a similar measure was enacted at the following session. 5 Politicians could not ignore the Red River country much longer. As the economic climate improved and the fear of Indian violence subsided, the demand for new homestead lands grew. Moreover, the westward thrust of railroad steel had made the Red River Valley the principal supply route for the British settlements to the north, and the impending union of British North American colonies held out the prospect of large-scale expansion of those settlements.

S. Todd (now General Todd as a result of brief service in the Union army). Jayne was at first declared elected, and he actually served in Washington for a while. However, as evidence of irregular and fraudulent voting practices mounted, the result was reversed. 63 Stutsman handily won re-election to the 36 Yankton Legislative Council, and although he had been a strong Jayne supporter, there is no indication of serious abuses in his own campaign. Construction of a new legislative building, which had been interrupted by the siege, was resumed as soon as new supplies of lumber arrived, and the work was finished in time for the opening of the second session on December i.

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