Historical Collections of the Great West: Containing Narratives of the Most Important and Interesting Events in Western History -remarkable Individual Adventures - Sketches of Frontier Life - Descriptions of Natural Curiosities: to which is Appended Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota, Utah, California, Washington, Nebraska, Kansas, Etc., Etc, Volumes 1-2 (Google eBook)

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H. Howe, 1855 - Mississippi River Valley - 448 pages
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Contents

Audubon
22
Seymours Minnesota Greenhows Oregon
23
Ruxtons Travels
24
American Anecdotes
25
Flint
26
Ruxton
27
2a Do 29 Greggs Com Prairies
29
Perkins Annals 2d edition Browns Illinois
30
Prairie Land
31
Scenery of Lake Superior 83
32
Explorations of Marquette and La Salle
33
Fremont
34
Hunts Hist Mormonlsm E D Howes do Barbers Am Events Browns Illinois
35
Ruxton
36
Farnham Gregg
37
Sufferings of the Early French Missionaries the West
38
Wilsons U 8 j Willards do Smiths
39
Curiosities at Michilimackinac
40
Life among the Prairie Dogs
41
Kings Report Taylors El Dorado John sons Sights c Bryants What I
42
The Mississippi Bubble
43
Kanes Discourse Fremont Greenhow Speech in the U S Senate of Hon Tru man Smith on the California Bill
44
The French and Indian War in the West
50
The Cherokee War of 1760
56
The Pontiac War
62
The Cypress Swamps of the Mississippi
71
Tyranny of OReilly the first Spanish Governor of Louisiana
73
Dunmores War
76
Customs and Manners of the Early French Settlers of the West
79
The Western Wilderness
84
Incidents in the West of the War of the Revolution
87
The Natural Tunnel
113
The Hard Winter of 1780
114
Daniel Boone the Pioneer of Kentucky
115
Hunting among the Early Pioneers
119
Adventures of Kenton
123
Incidents of the Fur Trade 180
130
Lewis Whetzel the Indian Hunter
138
Marshalls Pillar
139
Heroism of the Pioneer Women
140
The Indian Summer
146
Rebellion in Tennessee 100
150
Border Warfare from 1783 to 1795
164
French and Spanish Intrigues in the West 1S7 83 The Whisky Insurrection
169
S3 Frontier Desperadoes
170
Purchase of Louisiana
178
Strange Mental and Physical Phenomena
179
Life among the Early Settlers of the Weit
183
Origin of Camp Meetings
204
Lewis and Clarks and Pikes Exploring Expeditions
206
Adventure of Colter 809
209
Conspiracy of Aaron Burr
211
The Great Prairie Wilderness
217
The Great Earthquake of 1811
219
Voyage of the First Western Steamboat
223
The Public Domain
265
The Rangers Adventure
268
Wild Bill or the Mississippi Orson
270
The Fanatical Pilgrims 373
272
The Missouri Compromise 376
276
Adventure of Audubon
277
Exploring Expeditions of Long Cass and Schoolcraft
280
Life among the Trappers
281
Ogilvies Adventure 884
284
Character of the Western People
285
Fascinating Life of the Mountain Hunter
289
Adventure of a Trapper 200
290
The Commerce of the Prairies
292
The Black Hawk War
296
The Pestilence a Frontier Sketch
301
The Educated Indian Trapper 802
302
Life in the Mountains of Virginia
304
Fremonts Expeditions
309
Sketch of Mormonism
320
The Hunters Escape
328
The Indians of the Great Prairie Wilderness
330
Effect of Settlement on the Climate of the West 838
333
Historical and Descriptive Sketch of Texas 837
345
Oregon
356
California
369
Terrible Sufferings of a Party of California Emigrants
389
Historical and Descriptive Sketch of Utah
393
The Great Salt Desert of Utah
414
Historical and Descriptive Sketch of Minnesota
416
Washington Territory
421
Nebraska and Kansas
425
Pacific Railroad
441
Whittleseys Discourse on Dunmores Ex Monette Howes Va do Ohio
14
Lanman Monette
15
Doddridges Notes
16
Monette Perkins Doddridge MClungs Sketches American Pioneer Howes Ohio Ate
17
Howes
18
Marshalls
19
Sparks Biog Marshalls Ky Howes Ohio
20
Doddridge
21
MDonalds Sketches Monette 23 Seymours Minnesota Longs Expedition Sillimans Journal Perkins
23
Western Christian Advocate Doddridge
24
Howes
25
Cists Miscellany
26
Doddridge
27
CollinsKy
28
Flints Geog and Hist Miss Val Monette
29
Monette Burnets Notes Howes Ohio Flint
30
Perkins CoUins Flint
31
Days Penn Monette Holmes Annals 33 Halls Sketches Ate Collins Monette
33
Bonners
34
Cists Miscellany
35
Howes Ohio
289
VOL II
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