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The American fur trade of the Far West

Author: Hiram Martin Chittenden
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a perspective or overall outline of the fur trade that, after nearly a century, remains sound. This book describes the explorers, missionaries, government survey parties, and Indian tribes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hiram Martin Chittenden
ISBN: 0803263201 9780803263208 080326321X 9780803263215
OCLC Number: 13560658
Notes: "Bison."
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Press of the Pioneers, 1935.
Description: 2 volumes (xliv, 994 pages, [17] leaves of plates) : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Volume 1: Character of the business --
Relations with Indians --
Evil effects of competition --
The liquor traffic --
Characteristic features of the fur trade --
Trading posts --
The trapping fraternity --
Life in the wilderness --
Louisiana --
Rise of the American fur trade --
St. Louis --
Expeditions of 1807 --
The Missouri Fur Company: Manuel Lisa, its founder --
The Missouri fur company: Sketch of its varied career --
Crooks and McLellan --
Astoria: Origin and scope of the project --
Astoria: The expedition by sea --
Astoria: The overland expedition, west --
Astoria: Beginnings on the Columbia and the overland expedition, east --
Astoria: The course of events on the Columbia --
Astoria: Review of the enterprise --
Astoria: Its author and the "Sources of his inspiration" --
The Rocky Mountain Fur Company: Ashley and his men --
The Rocky Mountain Fur Company: Under William H. Ashley --
The Rocky Mountain Fur Company: Adventures of Jedediah S. Smith --
The Rocky Mountain Fur Company: Its later history --
The American Fur Company: Establishment of the Western Department --
The American Fur Company: The upper Missouri outfit --
The American Fur Company: Stress of competition --
The American Fur Company: 1834-1843 --
The American Fur Company: Methods and men --
Captain Bonneville --
Nathaniel J. Wyeth --
The Oregon Trail --
The Santa Fe trade: Santa Fe --
The Santa Fe trade: Historical sketch --
The Santa Fe trade: Character of the business --
The Santa Fe trade: The trail --
The Santa Fe trade: Incidents of the trail.
Responsibility: Hiram Martin Chittenden ; foreword by James P. Ronda ; with introduction and notes by Stallo Vinton and sketch of the author by Edmond S. Meany.
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