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  • Exploring with Lewis and Clark

    Exploring with Lewis and Clark
    av Charles Floyd

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806136745

    Sergeant Charles Floyd was one of the first three men enlisted in Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery. Born around 1782 in Louisville, Kentucky, and personally recruited by William Clark, Floyd followed orders and kept a careful diary of the expedi…

  • Southern Counterpart to Lewis and Clark

    Southern Counterpart to Lewis and Clark
    av Thomas Freeman

    Häftad - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806119410

    In 1806 President Thomas Jefferson sent cartographer Thomas Freeman and botanist Peter Custis to explore the southen Louisiana Purchase westward to the Rocky Moutnains. Stopped by a Spanish army in what is today extreme southern Oklahoma, they did n…

  • A Naturalist in Indian Territory

    A Naturalist in Indian Territory
    av S. W. Woodhouse

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806128054

    In the spring of 1849 young Philadelphia physician S. W. Woodhouse, an avid ornithologist, was appointed surgeon-naturalist of two expeditions, one in 1849 and another in 1850, to survey the Creek-Cherokee boundary in Indian Territory. A keen observ…

  • The Greatest Show in the Arctic

    The Greatest Show in the Arctic
    av P. J. Capelotti

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806152226

    In Gilded Age America, Arctic explorers were fabulous celebrities - assured of riches and near-immortality so long as they reached the North Pole first. Of the many attempts to meet that goal, three American expeditions, launched from the Russian ar…

  • The Diario of Christopher Columbus's First Voyage to America, 1492-1493

    The Diario of Christopher Columbus's First Voyage to America, 1492-1493
    av Christopher Columbus

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806123844

    As the Quincentennial Celebration of Christopher Columbus's discovery of America approaches, interest in the voyage, and in the questions surrounding it, continues to grow. This definitive edition of Columbus's account of the voyage presents the mos…

  • The Mexican War Correspondence of Richard Smith Elliott

    The Mexican War Correspondence of Richard Smith Elliott
    av Richard Smith Elliott

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806129518

    When General Stephen Watts Kearny's Army of the West marched into Santa Fe, New Mexico, on August 18, 1846, Richard Smith Elliott, a young Missouri volunteer, was included in its ranks. In addition to Lieutenant Elliott's duties in the Laclede Range…

  • Commerce of the Prairies

    Commerce of the Prairies
    av Josiah Gregg

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806110592

    Written as a scrupulously accurate guidebook to the prairies and as an authoritative account of the early Santa Fe trade, Commerce of the Prairies has been a favorite of historians, ethnologists, naturalists, and collectors of Western Americana for…

  • An Osage Journey to Europe, 1827-1830

    An Osage Journey to Europe, 1827-1830

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806147086

    In 1827 six Osage people - four men and two women - traveled to Europe escorted by three Americans. Their visit was big news in France, where three short publications about the travelers appeared almost immediately. Virtually lost since the 1830s, a…

  • The Missouri Expedition, 1818-1820

    The Missouri Expedition, 1818-1820
    av John Gale

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806151397

    Repeated clashes between American fur traders and the Plains Indians following the War of 1812 lent urgency to demands that the United States government protect its territory in the West. To remedy the situation, Secretary of War John C. Calhoun pla…

  • Prologue to Lewis and Clark

    Prologue to Lewis and Clark
    av W. Raymond Wood

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806134918

    To follow the journeys made by Mackay and Evans up the Missouri and across the plains in 1795-97 is to begin to appreciate the kind of world Lewis and Clark found when they voyaged up the river in 1804. . . . Of all those waterways, none has capture…

  • A Traveler in Indian Territory

    A Traveler in Indian Territory
    av Ethan Allen Hitchcock

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806128405

    In 1841 U.S. government authorities sent Major Ethan Allen Hitchcock to Indian Territory to investigate numerous charges of fraud and profiteering by various contractors dealing with the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Indians, who…

  • The Black Hills Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge

    The Black Hills Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge
    av Richard Irving Dodge

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806159829

    In the spring and summer of 1875, Lt. Col. Richard Irving Dodge escorted the scientific expedition of geologist Walter P. Jenney into the Black Hills of the Dakotas to determine the truth of rumors of gold started by Gen. George Armstrong Custer the…

  • The March of the Montana Column

    The March of the Montana Column
    av James H. Bradley

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806123165

    In the vast body of material dealing with Custer's ""last stand,"" the journal kept by young Lieutenant James H. Bradley of the Seventh Infantry is at once graphic, incisive, and of first-rate historical importance. It is also little known.It record…

  • Life in the Far West

    Life in the Far West
    av George Frederick Ruxton

    Häftad - 1979 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806115344

    In this classic of western Americana, George Frederick Ruxton, who died in St. Louis in 1848 at the youthful age of twenty-seven, brilliantly brings to life the whole heroic age of the Mountain Men. The author, from his intimate acquaintance with th…

  • Great Surveys of the American West

    Great Surveys of the American West
    av Richard A. Bartlett

    Häftad - 1980 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806116532

    After the Civil War, four geological and geographical surveys, later called the Great Surveys, Undertook the massive task of finding out what lay west of the hundredth meridian in the vast American wilderness. Parties led by Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayd…

  • Early Fur Trade on the Northern Plains

    Early Fur Trade on the Northern Plains
    av W. Raymond Wood

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806131986

    Long before their first contact with whites, the Mandan and Hidatsa villagers along the Missouri River in what is now central North Dakota had established a prosperous center for a vast intertribal trade network across the Northern Plains. Early whi…

  • Matt Field on the Santa Fe Trail

    Matt Field on the Santa Fe Trail
    av Matthew C. Field

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806127163

    In 1839 a journalist for the New Orleans Picayune, Matthew C. Field, joined a company of merchants and tourists headed west on the Santa Fe Trail. Leaving Independence, Missouri, early in July ""with a few wagons and a carefree spirit,"" Field recor…

  • The Fur Hunters of the Far West

    The Fur Hunters of the Far West
    av Alexander Ross

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806133928

    Alexander Ross offers a completely authentic account of the earliest attempts by men of European background to come to grips with the climate, geography, and inhabitants of the Northwest at a time when resourcefulness and daring were prime virtues.I…

  • Joseph Reddeford Walker and the Arizona Adventure

    Joseph Reddeford Walker and the Arizona Adventure
    av Daniel Ellis Conner

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780806152868

    Joseph Reddeford Walker looms large in the lore of the early West. From the Missouri to the San Joaquin, from the Gila to the Yellowstone, Walker spent more than thirty years - from the 1830s to the Civil War - trapping beaver in the Rockies, barter…