Jedediah Smith and the opening of the West (eBook, 1964) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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Jedediah Smith and the opening of the West

Jedediah Smith and the opening of the West

Author: Dale L Morgan
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1964. ©1953
Series: Bison book, BB184.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Chronicles the adult life of fur trader Jedediah Smith, discussing his accomplishments on the frontier from Missouri to California and examining his role in American history.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jedediah Strong Smith; Jedediah Strong Smith; Jedediah Strong Smith; Jedediah S Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale L Morgan
OCLC Number: 1285657262
Notes: Bison book edition reprinted from the 1953 edition by arrangement with the Bobbs-Merrill Co.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (458 pages : illustrations, map).
Contents: Preface --
Young man of enterprise --
The hunters and the hunted --
The Missouri Legion --
South Pass --
The adventures of Hugh Glass --
and others --
The stakes of the Columbia --
Action on the fur frontier --
Rendezvous: 1825 --
Partner in the fur trade --
The South West expedition --
Rendezvous: 1827 --
The California quagmire --
The Umpqua massacre --
"Good, merchantable beaver furr" [fur] --
The things of time --
Appendix A: Letters of Jedediah Smith relating to his explorations --
Appendix B: Personal letters by Jedediah Smith and his family --
Notes. Illustrations: Jedediah Strong Smith --
A Mandan village on the Missouri [River] / Karl Bodmer, 1834 --
The interior of the hut on a Mandan chief / Karl Bodmer, 1834 --
Horse racing of Sioux Indians near Fort Pierre / Charles Bodmer, 1833 --
Funeral scaffold of a Sioux chief near Fort Pierre / Carl Bodmer --
South Dakota Badlands / Arthur Rothstein --
The frozen Missouri at the Mandans, February, 1834 / Bodmer --
Shoshoni: Washakie's lodge in the Wind River Mountains / W.H. [William Henry] Jackson, 1870 --
Camp of the Gros Ventres of the Prairies on the Upper Missouri / Bodmer, 1833 --
Trappers making their escape from hostile Blackfeet / Alfred Jacob Miller, 1837 --
Scotts Bluff National Monument --
Devils [Devil's] Gate on the Sweetwater River / Frederick A. Piercy, 1853 --
Crow Indian, Et-Tish-Easter-Ko-Kish, or, Spotted Rabbit / De Lancey Gill, 1910 --
Giving drink to thirsty trappers / Alfred Jacob Miller, 1837 --
The Falls of the Popo Agie / A.H. Carhart, 1922 --
Strawberry Point, upper Virgin River / Paul S. Bieler, 1941 --
Mojave Indians / Balduin Möllhausen, 1853 --
View of the mission of St. Gabriel / Alfred Robinson, 1846 --
Ocean scene at Seaview Ranch, Oregon coast / E. Lindsay, 1936 --
Looking across Smith River, Oregon, to the site of the Umpqua Massacre / Harvey E. Tobie, 1952.
Series Title: Bison book, BB184.
Responsibility: by Dale L. Morgan.

Abstract:

Chronicles the adult life of fur trader Jedediah Smith, discussing his accomplishments on the frontier from Missouri to California and examining his role in American history.
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