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Three years among the Indians and Mexicans

Author: Thomas James; Walter B Douglas; Missouri Historical Society.
Publisher: St. Louis : Missouri Historical Society, 1916.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the earliest narratives of the fur-trade; covering experiences on the upper Missouri in 1809, and an expedition to Santa Fe, in 1821. Written from James' dictation by Nathan Niles, who, resenting local newspaper criticism, destroyed nearly all copies. The first first copy of James' work to turn up came into the collection of the Missouri Historical Society in 1909 or 1910. Realizing the importance and rarity  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
James, Thomas, 1782-1847.
Three years among the Indians and Mexicans.
St. Louis, Missouri Historical Society, 1916
(OCoLC)610524245
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas James; Walter B Douglas; Missouri Historical Society.
OCLC Number: 46363261
Description: 316 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by General Thomas James, of Monroe county, Illinois ; ed., with notes and biographical sketches, by Walter B. Douglas.

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One of the earliest narratives of the fur-trade; covering experiences on the upper Missouri in 1809, and an expedition to Santa Fe, in 1821. Written from James' dictation by Nathan Niles, who, resenting local newspaper criticism, destroyed nearly all copies. The first first copy of James' work to turn up came into the collection of the Missouri Historical Society in 1909 or 1910. Realizing the importance and rarity of the James narrative, this Society issued the first reprint in 1916.

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