One aspect of western development—and of early Missouri territorial history—was figuring out how native peoples fit into visions of the West, as B. J. McMahon suggests.
McMahon, B. J.
"“’Benevolent Plans Meritoriously Applied’: How Missouri Almost Became an Indian Nation, 1803–1811”,"
The Confluence (2009-2020): Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/confluence_2009/vol5/iss2/2