The American Fur Trade of the Far West, Volume 1

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U of Nebraska Press, 1986 - History - 994 pages
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Chittenden brought to this enduring work an appreciation of geography and a feeling for the lives and times of colorful trappers and mountain men like the Sublette brothers, Jedediah Smith, Jim Bridger, William H. Ashley, and Manuel Lisa, providing a perspective on the fur trade that remains sound after nearly a century.
  

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Contents

Character of the Business
3
Relations with the Indians
11
Evil Effects of Competition
18
The Liquor Traffic
23
Characteristic Features of the Fur Trade
32
Trading Posts
45
The Trapping Fraternity
53
Life in the Wilderness
68
The Course of Events on the Columbia 216
116
Review of the Enterprise 227
129
tures of Jedediah S Smith 283
183
Its Later History 291
191
Establishment of the Western Department
313
The Upper Missouri Outfit
324
Stress of Com petition
346
18341843
364

Historical
73
Louisiana
75
Rise of the American Fur Trade
86
St Louis
99
Expeditions of 1807
114
Manuel Lisa its Founder
126
Sketch of its Varied Career
138
Crooks and McLellan
160
Origin and Scope of the Project
164
The Expedition by Sea
171
The Overland ExpeditionWest
182
Beginnings on the Columbia and the Overland Expedition East 200
100
Methods and Men
375
Captain Bonneville
395
NathanielJ Wyeth
435
The Oregon Trail
458
Santa Fe
483
Historical Sketch
489
Character of the Business 5 14
514
The Trail
528
Incidents of the Trail
542
Index
551
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