Fort Bridger, Wyoming: Trading Post for Indians, Mountain Men and Westward Migrants
McFarland, 2007 M01 15 - 200 páginas
For nearly fifty years, Fort Bridger played a role in all major events of the 19th century Rocky Mountain frontier and westering experience. Founded in 1842 by mountain man Jim Bridger, this southwestern Wyoming post was one of the most important outfitting points for travelers on the Oregon Trail, riders of the Pony Express, the Overland Stage, and the Union Pacific Railroad. Trappers, buffalo hunters, Forty-niners, soldiers and outlaws would pass through what is now the Fort Bridger State Historic Site. This post, or fort, is used as a basis for an illustrated account of the Rocky Mountain West. The book explores reasons why American Indian behavior varied between helpfulness and aggression toward mountain men and emigrants. Also detailed are weapons of the frontier, Fort Bridger’s role in the 1857 Mormon War, the 1867 Wind River Mountains gold rush, and the Great Diamond Hoax of 1872. Several appendices are presented, including a discussion of gender in the westering movement and a selected chronology of frontier history. Interesting and highly detailed excerpts are taken from such primary sources as a trapper’s journal and an 1850 account of buffalo butchering.
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
No encontramos ningún comentario en los lugares habituales.
Gender in Frontier History
The Snake Shoshoni Indians Excerpts from Osborne Russells Journal of a Trapper 1914
How to Butcher a Buffalo Captain Howard Stansburys Account 1850
A Western Mining Engineer Henry Janin 18381911
Ballad of the Outlaw Sam Bass
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
Fort Bridger, Wyoming: Trading Post for Indians, Mountain Men and Westward ...
Vista previa limitada - 2001
19th century Alfred Jacob Miller American arrow Bass beaver began Bodmer Boone Bowie Bruff buffalo hunters bullet caliber California camp Captain Marcy cattle cited City Colorado Colt Colter Comstock Lode covered wagons cowboys Diamond Hoax emigrants Fargo feet fired Fort Bridger frontier gold rush Greeley Green River gunfight Henry Janin herd Hillerman Historical horses hunt Indians Jim Bridger killed knife known land later Lewis and Clark Louis Maguire Mexico miles mining Missouri Mormon Mormon War moun mountain men mules mythic West northern range Oregon Trail Osborne Russell Overland oxen Parkman party Photograph pistol Plains Pony Express prairie ranch ranchers rendezvous rider rifle route Russell Salt Lake Sam Bass San Francisco scalped Seedskadee sheep Shoshonis shot Single Action Army skin soldiers South Pass stagecoach tain Texas Time-Life took trade trappers trapping Traveler tribes U.S. Army Union Pacific Railroad Utah Washakie Western Wyoming
Página 12 - Up to and including 1880 the country had a frontier of settlement, but at present the unsettled area has been so broken into by isolated bodies of settlement that there can hardly be said to be a frontier line.