Simply enter the word you wish to find and the search engine will
search for every instance of the word in the journals. For example:
Fight. All instances of the use of the word fight will show up on the
Using an asterisk (*) will increase the odds of finding the results
you are seeking. For example: Fight*. The search results will display
every instance of fight, fights, fighting, etc. More than one wildcard
may be used. For example: *ricar*. This search will return most
references to the Aricara tribe, including Ricara, Ricares, Aricaris,
Ricaries, Ricaree, Ricareis, and Ricarra. Using a question mark (?)
instead of an asterisk (*) will allow you to search for a single
character. For example, r?n will find all instances of ran and run, but
will not find rain or ruin.
Searches are not case sensitive. For example: george will come up
with the same results as George.
Searching for a specific phrase may help narrow down the results.
Rather long phrases are no problem. For example: "This white pudding we
Because of the creative spellings used by the journalists, it may be
necessary to try your search multiple times. For example: P?ro*. This
search brings up numerous variant spellings of the French word pirogue,
"a large dugout canoe or open boat." Searching for P?*r*og?* will bring
up other variant spellings. Searching for canoe or boat also may be