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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


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

Fort Clark And Its Indian Neighbors A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri

By: Wood, Raymond, William Hunt, Randy Williams

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 2011

Edition: First Edition


317 pages, illustrations. Fort Clark, in what is today western North Dakota, also served as a way station for artists, scientists, missionaries, soldiers, and other western chroniclers traveling along the Upper Missouri River. The written and visual legacies of these visitors-among them the German prince-explorer Maximilian of Wied, Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, and American painter-author George Catlin-have long been the primary sources of information on the cultures of the... View more info

Forty Years Among the Indians A True Yet Thrilling Narrative Of The Author's Experiences Among the Natives

By: Jones, Daniel W.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Juvenile Instructor Office, 1890

Edition: First Edition


400 pages, original dark blue embossed cloth, very slight wear, rarely found in this condition, a fine collectable copy. " Surprised by an early and devastating winter, 145 of 376 Mormon handcart pioneers perished. A rescue of the survivors took place from a stone refuge near Devil's Gate, Wyoming. One of these, Daniel Jones writes firsthand about this incident, along with many others, as he relates his adventurous life" Mintz 262, Howes J207, Graff 2234, Rader ... View more info

Forty Years Among the Indians A True Yet Thrilling Narrative Of The Author's Experiences Among the Natives

By: Jones, Daniel W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Juvenile Instructor Office, 1890

Edition: First Edition


400 pages, original blue embossed cloth with a floral design, very slight wear, a nice collectible copy. " Surprised by an early and devastating winter, 145 of 376 Mormon handcart pioneers perished. A rescue of the survivors took place from a stone refuge near Devil's Gate, Wyoming. One of these, Daniel Jones writes firsthand about this incident, along with many others, as he relates his adventurous life" Mintz 262, Howes J207, Graff 2234, Rader 2112. View more info

Forty Years Among the Indians A True Yet Thrilling Narrative Of The Author's Experiences Among the Natives

By: Jones, Daniel W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Juvenile Instructor Office, 1890

Edition: First Edition


400 pages, owner name on title page, original black stamped cloth, very slight wear, rarely found in this condition, a fine collectable copy. " Surprised by an early and devastating winter, 145 of 376 Mormon handcart pioneers perished. A rescue of the survivors took place from a stone refuge near Devil's Gate, Wyoming. One of these, Daniel Jones writes firsthand about this incident, along with many others, as he relates his adventurous life" Mintz 262, Howes J20... View more info

Frontiers and the Fur Trade

By: Greenbie, Sydney

Price: $45.00

Publisher: N.Y., The John Day Company, 1929

Edition: First Edition


235 pages, frontis, illustrations jacket fair only. Rader 1673 View more info

Fur Traders From New England The Boston Men In The North Pacific, 1787-1800 The Narratives of William Dane Phelps, William Sturgis, and James Gilchrist Swan

By: Busch, Briton C. Barry M. Gough, William Phelps, William Sturgis, James Swan

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Spokane Washington, The Arthur Clark Company, 1997

Edition: First Edition


137 pages. Northwest Historical Series XVIII "The earliest accounts of the Northwest fur trade, prepared and edited by two top scholars in the field. They have gathered original narratives of the earliest stages of the fur trade: William Dane Phelps' "Solid Men of Boston," William Sturgis' "The Northwest Fur Trade," "William Sturgis on the American Vessels and the Maritime Fur Trade," and "Account of the Vessels Engaged in the Sea-Otter-F... View more info

Great Day In The West Forts, Posts, And Rendezvous Beyond The Mississippi

By: Ruth, Kent

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1963

Edition: First Edition


308 pages, photos, illustrations, slight wear to jacket. The author examines the significance of 147 of the great frontier sites of the Trans-Mississippi West, photos are included on many of the places, and forts. View more info

Henry's Journal Covering Adventures And Experiences In The Fur Trade On The Red River 1799-1801

By: Bell, Charles N.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fairfield, Washington, YE Galleon Press, 1982


20 pages, illustrations. This paper was read before the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba, May 4, 1888 on the subject of Alexander Henry's experiences in the fur trade on the Red River in Canada. View more info

James Clyman American Frontiersman 1792-1881 The Adventures Of A Trapper And Covered Wagon Emigrant As Told In His Own Reminiscences And Diaries

By: Clyman, James Charles L. Camp

Price: $675.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California Historical Society, 1928

Edition: First Edition


California Historical Society Publication No. 3 (has the Arthur H. Clark Company Cleveland pasted over the CA Historical Society) 251 pages, frontis paste-on, maps (1 fold-out), illustrations, very slight wear, couple corners bumped. Limited to 300 copies. Howes C81aa "One of the most trustworthy narratives of the far west, for the period 1842-6, the only Oregon overland journal of 1844." Mintz 99, Graff 769, Rader 849. View more info

James Clyman American Frontiersman 1792-1881 The Adventures Of A Trapper And Covered Wagon Emigrant As Told In His Own Reminiscences And Diaries

By: Clyman, James Charles L. Camp

Price: $1,150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California Historical Society, 1928

Edition: First Edition


California Historical Society Publication No. 3 251 pages, frontis paste-on, maps (1 fold-out), illustrations, owner name, very light occasional foxing, complete jacket with a stain on rear panel edge, one small chip to spine, and foxing to front cover. Dust jackets for this title are rare in any condition. Limited to 300 copies. Howes C81aa "One of the most trustworthy narratives of the far west, for the period 1842-6, the only Oregon overland journal of 1844.&#3... View more info

James Clyman Frontiersman 1792-1881 The Adventures Of A Trapper And Covered-Wagon Emigrant AS Told In His Own Reminiscences And Diaries

By: Clyman, James Charles L. Camp

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Champoeg Press, 1960

Edition: Limited


352 pages, maps, illustrations, frontis, in orginal mylar cover. Definitive Edition, Limited to 1,450 copies. Howes C81aa "One of the most trustworthy narratives of the far west, for the period 1842-6, the only Oregon overland journal of 1844." Mintz 99 View more info

Jedediah Smith Trader And Trail Breaker

By: Sullivan, Maurice S.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: N.Y., Press of the Pioneers, 1936

Edition: First Thus


233 pages, frontis, illustrations. Smith was the first white man to enter California by an overland route, first to cross Utah from West to East, and North to South. Led the party that discovered the South Pass. Fur trade, Indian fighting, exploration, etc. View more info

Jim Bridger, Mountain Man

By: Vestal, Stanley

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Lincoln, 1970


333 pages, Maps, Biography of a famous mountain man of the beaver-trapping days, who discoverer the Great Salt Lake and served as guide, scout, and trader. A great American explorer. 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


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