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Rocky Mountain Rendezvous: A History of the Fur Trade Rendezvous, 1825-1840

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An all-new, redesigned, and retypeset edition of the original classic on the fur-trading rendezvous that took place from 1825-1840 in the Central Rockies. These rendezvous were originally commercial gatherings where furs were traded for necessities such as traps, guns, horses, and other supplies. But more and more they became rich social events at which all kinds of human emotion were on display.

Carefully crafted and compiled from primary sources, Rocky Mountain Rendezvous includes fascinating text by Fred R. Gowans accompanied by firsthand accounts of the rendezvous from scientists, artists, military personnel, government explorers, and missionaries. The descriptions are illustrated with maps, photographs, and drawings.

For fur-trade scholars the book is important as a guide to rendezvous sites. For casual readers or newcomers to Western history, it serves as a fine introduction to a hard time in a hard country--a time that today is covered with a patina of romance. The American West.

Synopsis:

This Is Both A Guide For Mountain-Man Enthusiasts and In Intriguing Exploration of The West For General Readers. Each of 16 Rendezvous Are Described From A Multi-Faceted Perspective By Firsthand Accounts and Through Careful Research. Maps Pinpoint The Location of Each Rendezvous, and Photos Depict The Site Today.

Synopsis:

An all-new, redesigned, and retypeset edition of the original classic on the fur-trading rendezvous that took place from 1825-1840 in the Central Rockies. These rendezvous were originally commercial gatherings where furs were traded for necessities such as traps, guns, horses, and other supplies. But more and more they became rich social events at which all kinds of human emotion were on display.

Carefully, crafted and compiled from primary sources, "Rocky Mountain Rendezvous" includes, fascinating text by Fred R. Gowans accompanied by firsthand accounts of the rendezvous from scientists, artists, military personnel, government explorers, and missionaries. The descriptions are illustrated with maps, photographs, and drawings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879051938
Subtitle:
A History of the Fur Trade Rendezvous, 1825-1840
Author:
Gowans, Fred R.
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Location:
Salt Lake City :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Fur trade
Subject:
West
Subject:
Indians of North America -- West (U.S.)
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 221-231.
Series Volume:
568
Publication Date:
July 1988
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
8.50x5.53x.51 in. .63 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » Frontier Life
History and Social Science » Americana » Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountain Rendezvous: A History of the Fur Trade Rendezvous, 1825-1840
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Product details 244 pages Gibbs Smith Publishers - English 9780879051938 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This Is Both A Guide For Mountain-Man Enthusiasts and In Intriguing Exploration of The West For General Readers. Each of 16 Rendezvous Are Described From A Multi-Faceted Perspective By Firsthand Accounts and Through Careful Research. Maps Pinpoint The Location of Each Rendezvous, and Photos Depict The Site Today.
"Synopsis" by , An all-new, redesigned, and retypeset edition of the original classic on the fur-trading rendezvous that took place from 1825-1840 in the Central Rockies. These rendezvous were originally commercial gatherings where furs were traded for necessities such as traps, guns, horses, and other supplies. But more and more they became rich social events at which all kinds of human emotion were on display.

Carefully, crafted and compiled from primary sources, "Rocky Mountain Rendezvous" includes, fascinating text by Fred R. Gowans accompanied by firsthand accounts of the rendezvous from scientists, artists, military personnel, government explorers, and missionaries. The descriptions are illustrated with maps, photographs, and drawings.

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