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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • The Cattlemenby Mari Sandoz; Ron Hull

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    The Cattlemen is the story of the cattle industry in America and of the men whose ranches reached from the Rio Grande into Montana, from the early Spanish days to Mari Sandoz’s contemporary times. It is the second in Sandoz’s trilogy of books narrating the history of the American West in relation to animal species. more...

  • The Buffalo Huntersby Mari Sandoz; Michael Punke

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    In 1867 conservative estimates put the number of buffaloes in the trans-Missouri region at fifteen million. By the end of the 1880s, that figure had dwindled to a few hundred. The destruction of the great herds is the theme of The Buffalo Hunters . Mari Sandoz’s vast canvas is charged with color and excitement—accounts of Indian ambushes, hairbreadth... more...

  • The Beaver Menby Mari Sandoz; Andrew R. Graybill

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    Covering more than two centuries, The Beaver Men recounts the beginning of the beaver trade along the St. Lawrence to the last great rendezvous of traders and trappers on Ham’s Fork, in what is now Wyoming, in 1834. The Beaver Men is the third in Mari Sandoz’s trilogy of books narrating the history of the American West in relation to an animal... more...

  • The Mayflower Peopleby Anna W. Hale

    Roberts Rinehart 1995; US$ 6.99

    A riveting day-by-day account of the Mayflower crossing based on actual journals, public records, and letters. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Politics of the American Westby Steven L. Danver

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 300.00

    The Encyclopedia of Politics in the American West is an A to Z reference work on the political development of one of America's most politically distinct, not to mention its fastest growing, region. more...

  • The Cowboyby Philip Ashton Rollins

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Although the American cowboy has long been a favorite subject for novelists, filmmakers, and illustrators, too often the picture they paint bears little relation to reality. Philip Ashton Rollins, who lived in the West on and off between 1892 and 1924, set out to create a more accurate portrait of this enduring icon. Based on what he himself witnessed,... more...

  • A Tour on the Prairiesby Washington Irving

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    In 1832, Washington Irving, America’s first literary superstar, returned to the United States after seventeen years abroad and swiftly set out to explore Pawnee country—the wild uncharted territory deep in the young nation’s interior. It was a part of the country few white men had set foot in and even fewer had written about it—and certainly none... more...

  • Hard Road Westby Keith Heyer Meldahl

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    In 1848 news of the discovery of gold in California triggered an enormous wave of emigration toward the Pacific. Lured by the promise of riches, thousands of settlers left behind the forests, rain, and fertile soil of the eastern United States in favor of the rough-hewn lands of the American West. The dramatic terrain they struggled to cross is... more...

  • The Last Days of the Rainbeltby David J. Wishart

    UNP - Bison Original 2013; US$ 29.95

    Looking over the vast open plains of eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and southwestern Nebraska, where one can travel miles without seeing a town or even a house, it is hard to imagine the crowded landscape of the last decades of the nineteenth century. In those days farmers, speculators, and town builders flooded the region, believing that rain... more...

  • Others Had It Worseby Vetra Melrose Padget Covert; Chris D. Baker

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 17.50

    In 1977, while studying journalism at the University of Iowa, Chris Baker gave his grandmother a notebook and asked her to write about her childhood. Years later, long after her death in 1990, he found the tattered yellow notebook. In twenty-nine handwritten pages, the woman he knew as Grandma Covert had recorded her younger life in rural Iowa between... more...