Rocky Mountain Rendezvous: A History of the Fur Trade Rendezvous, 1825-1840

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Gibbs Smith, 2005 - History - 239 pages
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An excellent guide for mountain-man enthusiasts and an intriguing exploration of the West, Rocky Mountain Rendezvous focuses on the fur-trading rendezvous that took place from 1825-1840 in the Central Rocky Mountains. Originally commercial gatherings where furs were traded for necessities such as traps, guns, horses, and other supplies, they evolved into rich social events that were pivotal in shaping the early American West.
Carefully crafted and compiled from primary sources, Rocky Mountain Rendezvous includes fascinating text by Gowans accompanied by firsthand accounts of 16 rendezvous from scientists, artists, military personnel, government explorers, and missionaries. Their diaries, journals, narratives, and books, along with Gowan's careful research, are illustrated with photographs and drawings. Maps pinpoint the location of each rendezvous, and photos depict the site today.
Dr. Fred Gowans is a former professor at Brigham Young University who continues to lecture on the West and its unique history. His books include Mountain Man & Grizzly and Fort Bridger: Island in the Wilderness. He lives in Wyoming.
  

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Contents

Randavouze Creek Rendezvous 1825
15
Map Information
23
Willow Valley Rendezvous 1826
24
Sweet Lake Rendezvous 1827
33
Sweet Lake Rendezvous 1828
39
Popo AgiePierres Hole Rendezvous 1829
47
Wind River Rendezvous 1830
56
Willow Valley Rendezvous 1831
61
Green River Rendezvous 1835
121
Green River Rendezvous 1836
130
Green River Rendezvous 1837
145
Wind River Rendezvous 1838
162
Green River Rendezvous 1839
185
Green River Rendezvous 1840
194
Appendix
199
Footnotes
212

Pierres Hole Rendezvous 1832
64
Green River Rendezvous 1833
80
Hams Fork Rendezvous 1834
103

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Dr. Fred Gowans is a former professor at Brigham Young University who continues to lecture on the West and its unique history. His books include Mountain Man & Grizzly and Fort Bridger: Island in the Wilderness. He lives in Wyoming.

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