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WAU-BUN The Early Day In The Northwest

By: Kinzie, Juliette M.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Wisconsin, National Society Of Colonial Dames In Wisconsin: 1968

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 854


390 pgs, map endpapers, photos View more info

Steamboats West The 1859 American Fur Company Missouri River Expedition

By: Larsen, Lawrence H., Barbara J. Cottrell

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Norman, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13861


256 pages, map, illustrations. Western Lands and Water Series XXV. "In 1859, the American Fur Company set out on what would then be the longest steamboat trip in North American history-a headline-making, 6,200-mile trek along the Missouri River from St. Louis to Fort Benton in present-day Montana, and back again. Steamboats West is an adventure story that navigates the rocky rapids of the upper Missouri to offer a fascinating account of travel to the raw frontier pas... View more info

The Blazed Trail Of The Old Frontier Being The Log Of The Upper Missouri Historical Expedition Under The Auspices Of The Governor's & Historical Associations Of Minnesota, North And South Dakota And Montana for 1925.

By: Laut, Agnes C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: N.Y., Robert M. McBride & CO.: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014771


271 pages, frontis, illustrations, photos, fold out map, original glassine with several tears. Drawings by Charles Russell. Mountain Men, fur trade, Lewis and Clark, Chief Joseph, Thomas Jefferson, etc. Howes L143, Rader 2207. View more info

Seventy Years on the Frontier

By: Majors Alexander

Price: $475.00

Publisher: N.Y., Rand McNally: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015106


325 pages, + ads, frontis, illustrations, top edge gilt, front hinge just starting, bookplate, inscription and signature of Majors dated 1898. Describes not only the crossing of the plains with wagons and teams but Major's involvement in the brief career of the Pony Express, frontier cities, and figures like Kit Carson and Buffalo Bill who was still a boy when Majors hired him to carry dispatches between the wagon trains. Howes M232, Rader 2334, Graff 2664 View more info

Colter's Hell and Jackson's Hole

By: Mattes, Merrill J.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: National Parks Service: 1962

Seller ID: 1737


87 pages, fold-out map, illustrations. Fur trapper's exploration of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton Park Region. View more info

Jose Narvaez The Forgotten Explorer Including His Narrative of a Voyage on the Northwest Coast in 1788

By: McDowell, Jim

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Spokane, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13720


189 pages, frontis, illustrations, 1 of 750 copies, new in original shrinkwrap. Spain in the West Series XV. "José Narváez made major contributions in exploration of the North Pacific Coast, both in investigating the Russian intrusion into Alaska, and exploring the coastline for the mythical Northwest Passage His life story spans the northwestern voyages of the late eighteenth century, the Mexican revolt following 1810, and the administration of Iturbide in the 182... View more info

My Life in the Mountains and on the Plains, The Newly Discovered Autobiography of David Meriwether, edited by Robert Griffen

By: Meriwether, David

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Norman, Univ OK.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 241


301pgs illus. Very minor wear to dj. Meriwether was a frontiersman, mountain man in the far west, plainsman and territorial governor of New Mexico. He was a prisoner of the Spaniards in Santa Fe in the 1820's. While serving as governor and superintendent of Indian affairs, he preferred charges against Carson for disobedience, insubordination, and cowardice in the presence of Indians. Meriwether eluded that Carson was overrated. View more info

Battle At Sand Creek The Military Perspective

By: Michno, Gregory F.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: El Segundo, CA, Upton & Sons: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014379


329 pages, photos, maps, map end-papers. Collector's edition, #34 of 50 copies bound in leather and SIGNED by the author. Montana and the West Series Volume XV. The author focuses on the perspective of the white soldiers and civilians of Colorado Territory in the 1860s. Also contains a roster of members of the 1st and 3rd Colorado Cavalry and list of casualties. View more info

March Of The First Dragoons To The Rocky Mountains In 1835 A Biography OF Ford, With A History Of The Dragoons, The Expedition, And A Map Of The Route

By: Mumey, Nolie

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Denver, The Eames Brothers Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13960


109 pages + index, frontis, illustrations, fold-out map, LIMITED EDITION, 1 of 350 SIGNED and numbered copies. "The march of the Dragoons under Colonel Henry Dodge was unique in that three companies consisting of 120 men, marched 1,600 miles with 60 days rations, and held councils with many Indian traibe along the Platte and Artkansas rivers, without having any hostile encounters." Ford a captain of one of the companies kept a diary. View more info

The Journal of a Sea Captain's Wife, 1841-1845 During a Passage and Sojourn in Hawaii and of a Trading Voyage to Oregon and California

By: Nye, Lydia Rider, Nunis, Doyce B. JR.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Spokane Washington, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015027


249 pages, frontis, illustrations 1 of 750 copies, in original shrink wrap. "It is presently the only known journal kept by a wife of a ship captain during a voyage along the Pacific Coast prior to 1848. Indeed, it may be the only known journal kept by an American hide and tallow sea captain's wife while voyaging along the Pacific Coast in the first half of the nineteenth century." "Appendixes supplement the text, and include "Lydia Rider Nye's Guest Book... View more info

Black Harris

By: Peltier, Jerome

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington, YE Galleon Press: 1986

Seller ID: 14230


162 pages, illustrations. Harris was a mountain man who knew Ashley, Smith, the Sublettes, Beckwourth, Bridger, and others. He also served as a guide for many emigrant parties in the 1830's. View more info

The Fur Trade

By: Phillips, Paul Chrisler, J. W. Smurr

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11562


2 Volumes in a very good slipcase, 686 + 696 pages, illustrations, maps. History of the fur trade industry. A must for the fur trade collection! View more info

The Fur Trade

By: Phillips, Paul Chrisler, J. W. Smurr

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11647


2 Volumes in a very good slipcase, 686 + 696 pages, illustrations, maps. History of the fur trade industry. A must for the fur trade collection! View more info

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Exploratory Travels Through the Western Territories of North America Comprising a Voyage From St. Louis On The Mississippi To The Source of That River and a Journey Through the Interior of Louisiana and the North Eastern Provinces of New Spain Performed I

By: Pike, Zebulon Montgomery

Price: $6,900.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown: 1811

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 014288


436 pages, fold-out map, very nicely bound with marbled boards with leather spine with gilt lettering, very nice copy. "Pike set out from St. Louis on July 15, 1806, and traveled westward, sighting the Colorado peak now bearing his name on Nov. 23. He then moved southward to seek the Red River for his return home. He missed the Red River and was imprisoned by Spanish authorities and taken to Santa Fe." In 1811 an English edition was prepared by Dr. Rees from a manuscript... View more info

Ruxton Of The Rockies

By: Porter, Mae Reed and Clyde, LeRoy Hafen

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1962


325 pages, illustrations. Ruxton traveled through the Rocky Mountains in the early 1840's. He lived among and wrote about the trappers and traders in the American Far West. View more info

Yellowstone Kelly The Memoirs of Luther S. Kelly Edited by M. M. Quaife and Foreword by Lieutenant-General Nelson A. Miles U. S. A.

By: Quaife M. M. Kelly Luther S.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1474


268 pages, frontis, illustrations, jacket has minor edge wear and a small chip missing from the front panel, scarce in jacket.. Story an explorer, hunter and adventurer who served with Nelson Miles in the Indian Wars. Dowd 2871, Dustin 221. View more info

Yellowstone Kelly The Memoirs of Luther S. Kelly Edited by M. M. Quaife and Foreword by Lieutenant-General Nelson A. Miles U. S. A.

By: Quaife M. M. Kelly Luther S.

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014647


268 pages, frontis, illustrations, jacket has minor edge wear. Story an explorer, hunter and adventurer who served with Nelson Miles in the Indian Wars. Dowd 2871, Dustin 221. View more info

Yellowstone Kelly The Memoirs of Luther S. Kelly Edited by M. M. Quaife and Foreword by Lieutenant-General Nelson A. Miles U. S. A.

By: Quaife M. M. Kelly Luther S.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015083


268 pages, frontis, illustrations, minor edge wear to jacket. Story an explorer, hunter and adventurer who served with Nelson Miles in the Indian Wars. Dowd 2871, Dustin 221. View more info

Forging A Fur Empire Expeditions in the Snake River Country 1809-1824

By: Reid, John Phillip

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Norman, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13866


229 pages, map. Western Frontiersmen Series XXXVI. "Alexander Ross, the pioneer recorder of the early fur trade in the far northern West, led a beaver trapping expedition in 1824 into the vast, unfamiliar territory east of trading posts in the Pacific Northwest. He and his men ventured deep into Snake River country in present-day Idaho and Montana. In this narrative, based on the accounts left by Ross and others Ross recorded in exquisite detail the endless vexations... View more info

The Great Fur Land or Sketches of Life in the Hudson's Bay Territory

By: Robinson H.M.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Putman's Sons': 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 104


348pgs Ill. 1/2" tear on upper spine else VG- copy View more info