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The Taos trappers : the fur trade in the Far Southwest, 1540-1846

Author: David J Weber
Publisher: Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, 1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this comprehensive history, David J. Weber draws on Spanish, Mexican, and American sources to describe the development of the Taos trade and the early penetration of the area by French and American trappers. Within this borderlands region, colorful characters such as Ewing Young, Kit Carson, Peg-leg Smith, and the Robidoux brothers pioneered new trails to the Colorado Basin, the Gila River, and the Pacific and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Weber
ISBN: 0806109440 9780806109442
OCLC Number: 141247
Description: xiii, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: David J. Weber.

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In this comprehensive history, David J. Weber draws on Spanish, Mexican, and American sources to describe the development of the Taos trade and the early penetration of the area by French and American trappers. Within this borderlands region, colorful characters such as Ewing Young, Kit Carson, Peg-leg Smith, and the Robidoux brothers pioneered new trails to the Colorado Basin, the Gila River, and the Pacific and contributed to the wealth that flowed east along the Santa Fe Trail.

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