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Wyoming's Big Horn Basin to 1901 A Late Frontier

By: Woods, Lawrence M.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Spokane, Arthur H. Clark Co.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14188

ISBN: 87062-267-6

Condition: New


286 pages, frontis, illustrations, still in original shrink wrap, limited to 1,000 copies. "This new study examines the Big Horn Basin during its frontier period. Isolated by Indian lands and impassable natural barriers, the Big Horn Basin remained a frontier for years after the frontier faded from other Western regions. The Indian Treaties of 1868 had left the Basin effectively encircled by Crow, Sioux, and Shoshoni Indians. The Yellowstone cordillera, Big Horn River and Wind River cut off travel on the west, east and south. Secluded and remote, the Big Horn Basin attracted only the most... View more info

The Journal of John Work A Chief-trader of the Hudson's Bay Co. During His Expedition From Vancouver to the Flatheads and Blackfeet of the Pacific Northwest Edited, and With Account of the Fur Trade in the Northwest, and Life of Work

By: Work, John, Lewis, William S. Paul C. Phillips, Robert Carriker

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Spokane, The Arthur H. Clark Co.: 2006

Seller ID: 015028

ISBN: 0870623478

Condition: New


New, unread copy, 209 pages, frontis, illustrations, map, Introduction to second printing by Robert Carriker. The first section of the book gives an overview of the Fur Trade in the Northwest and the competition between the rival fur companies. Work's journal in presented next. His trapping expedition started in 1831 and ended the following year. They traveled through Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. The party faced numerous hardships, lack of food, a harsh winter, weak horses, harassment and attacks from the Blackfeet. Very good reading! see Howes W675. Retail price $45.00 View more info