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Pemmican empire : food, trade, and the last bison hunts in the North American plains, 1780-1882

Author: George Colpitts
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Studies in environment and history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pemmican Empire explores the fascinating and little-known environmental history of the role of pemmican (bison fat) in the opening of the British-American West.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Colpitts, George, 1964-
Pemmican empire
(DLC) 2014016433
(OCoLC)880541523
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Colpitts
ISBN: 9781107045354 1107045355 9781316149980 1316149986 9781316149720 1316149722
OCLC Number: 893076185
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Changing food energy regimes in the northern fur trade, 1760-1790 --
The pemmican bioregion, 1790-1810 --
Food fights and pemmican wars, 1790-1816 --
Selling bison flesh in the British market after 1821 --
Commercial war zones in the bison commons, 1835-1850 --
Ending the pemmican era.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.
Responsibility: George Colpitts.
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