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 (Google eBook)

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G.F. Tuttle, 1857 - California - 138 pages
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Contents

Willards U S Ferkhis Annals Coltona Clay
21
Audubon
22
Seymours Minnesota Greenhows Oregon
23
Ruxtons Travels
24
American Anecdotes
25
Flint
26
Ruxton
27
Discovery of the Mississippi
29
Perkins Annals 2d edition Browns Illinois
30
Prairie Land
31
Scenery of Lake Superior
32
Explorations of Marquette and La Salle
33
Fremont
34
Hunts Hist Mormonism E D Howes do Barbers Am Events Browns Illinois
35
Sufferings of the Early French Missionaries the West
36
Farnham Gregg
37
Doddridge
38
Wilsons U S Willards do Smith?
39
Curiosities at Michilimackinac
40
Life among the Prairie Dogs
41
Kings Report Taylors EI Dorado John sous Sights etc 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
Bryant
45
Seymours Minnesota Farnham Ato
46
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
72
H Dunmores War
75
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
MM
108
The Natural Tunnel
113
The Hard Winter of 1780
114
Daniel Boone the Pioneer of Kentucky
115
v2I Hunting among the Early Pioneers
119
2 Adventures of Kenton
123
Incidents of the Fur Trade
130
f4 Lewis Whetzel the Indian Hunter
136
Marshalls Pillar
139
Heroism of the Pioneer Women
140
The Indian Summer
146
Rebellion in Tennessee
150
Border Warfare from 1783 to 1795
164
Lewis and Clarks and Pikes Exploring Expeditions
206
Adventure of Colter
209
Conspiracy of Aaron Burr
211
The Great Prairie Wilderness
217
The Great Earthquake of 1811
219
Voyage of the First Western Steamboat
222
Sketch of Tecumseh and the Indian War of 1811
224
Kentucky Sports 281
231
The Western Boatmen
233
Indian Warfare
239
Incidents of the War of 1812 in the West
241
Visit to the Mammoth Cave
253
Adventures of Oliver
258
Incidents of Emigration
261
The Public Domain f
265
The Rangers Adventure
268
t19 Wild Bill or the Mississippi Orson
270
The Fanatical Pilgrims
272
The Missouri Compromise
276
Adventure of Audubon
277
Exploring Expeditions of Long Cass and Schoolcraft
280
Life among the Trappers
281
Ogilvies Adventure
284
Character of the Western People
285
Fascinating Life of the Mountain Hunter
289
+28 Adventure of a Trapper
290
The Commerce of the Prairies
292
The Black Hawk War
296
The Pestilence a Frontier Sketch
301
The Educated Indian Trapper
302
Life in the Mountains of Virginia
304
Fremonts Expeditions
309
Sketch of Mormonisra
320
The Hunters Escape
328
The Indians of the Great Prairie Wilderness
330
Effect of Settlement on the Climate of the West
333
Historical and Descriptive Sketch of Texas
337
New Mexico
345
Oregon
356
mm 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
420
Washington Territory
421
Nebraska and Kansas
425
Pacific Railroad
441

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