Trappers of the Far West

Trappers of the Far West

Author: LeRoy Reuben Hafen

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803272189

Category: History

Page: 334

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In the early 1800s vast fortunes were made in the international fur trade, an enterprise founded upon the effort of a few hundred trappers scattered across the American West. From their ranks came men who still command respect for their daring, skill, and resourcefulness. This volume brings together brief biographies of seventeen leaders of the western fur trade, selected from essays assembled by LeRoy R. Hafen in The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West (ten volumes, 1965–72). The subjects and authors are: Etienne Provost (LeRoy R. Hafen); James Ohio Pattie (Ann W. Hafen); Louis Robidoux (David J. Weber); Ewing Young (Harvey L. Carter); David F. Jackson (Carl D. W Hays); Milton G. Sublette (Doyce B. Nunis, Jr.); Lucien Fontenelle (Alan C. Trottman); James Clyman (Charles L. Camp); James P. Beckwourth (Delmot R. Oswald); Edward and Francis Ermatinger (Harriet D. Munnick); John Gantt (Harvey L. Carter); William W. Bent (Samuel P. Arnold); Charles Autobees (Janet Lecompte); Warren Angus Ferris (Lyman C. Pederson, Jr.); Manuel Alvarez (Harold H. Dunham); and Robert Campbell (Harvey L. Carter). Trappers of the Far West is the companion to Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West.
Trappers of the Far West
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: LeRoy Reuben Hafen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

In the early 1800s vast fortunes were made in the international fur trade, an enterprise founded upon the effort of a few hundred trappers scattered across the American West. From their ranks came men who still command respect for their daring, skill, and resourcefulness. This volume brings together brief biographies
Trappers and Traders of the Far West
Language: en
Pages: 181
Authors: LeRoy Reuben Hafen
Categories: Astoria (Or.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1952 - Publisher:

The history of John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company, from the land and sea expeditions to found Fort Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia River to the sale of the trading post to the British during the War of 1812.
Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West
Language: en
Pages: 401
Authors: LeRoy Reuben Hafen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

The legendary mountain men—the fur traders and trappers who penetrated the Rocky Mountains and explored the Far West in the first half on the nineteenth century—formed the vanguard of the American empire and became the heroes of American adventure. This volume brings to the general reader brief biographies of eighteen
The Complete American Trapper
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: William Hamilton Gibson
Categories: Camping
Type: BOOK - Published: 1876 - Publisher:

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The Western World
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: William Henry Giles Kingston
Categories: Natural history
Type: BOOK - Published: 1884 - Publisher: Library of Alexandria

In the following pages I have endeavoured to give, in a series of picturesque sketches, a general view of the natural history as well as of the physical appearance of North and South America. I have first described the features of the country; then its vegetation; and next the wild