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Success depends on the animals : emigrants, livestock, and wild animals on the Overland Trails, 1840-1869

Author: Diana L Ahmad
Publisher: Reno ; Las Vegas : University of Nevada Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between the 1840s and 1860s, thousands of emigrants crossed the Great Plains to California, Oregon, and Utah. They learned how to deal with many new situations, including how to work with the animals they brought with them on the journey. Although many emigrants knew how to take care of the livestock on their family farms, travel on the overland trails forced them to look at their animals in a different light as  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana L Ahmad
ISBN: 9780874179972 0874179971
OCLC Number: 928888722
Description: x, 132 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Going west --
Emigrants take more than livestock west --
Preparation for the journey west --
On the trails --
Caring for the four-footed overlanders --
Encounters with wild animals --
End of the trail.
Responsibility: Diana L. Ahmad.

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Between 1840 and 1869, thousands of people crossed the American continent looking for a new life in the West. Success Depends on the Animals explores the relationships and encounters that these  Read more...

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"Diana Ahmad has written the definitive history, told largely from the point of view of the animals, of the great pre-1869 overland wagon migrations." -- John H. Monnett, author of Where a Hundred Read more...

 
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