I have decided to return to the Kurz' Journal and this episode the author would tell you about his first bison hunt in the Upper Missouri prairie country.
Kurz arrived at Fort Berthold on July 8 1851 and was to stay there working as a clerk. Due to a cholera outbreak amongst the Indians in August, the manager from Fort Clark Dorson arrived there and ordered kurz to go across the Missouri River to stay at the second post run there by the American Fur Company - 170 miles as crow flies said Kurz. He and his guide Bellange left on September 1 and arrived on the 6th (or so) at the destination. (some other time I will pull interesting bits and pieces from that journey, as well as return to his stay at Fort Berthold).
Buffalo Chase begun on September 23, 1851[p.138-40]: