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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • 900 Miles on the Butterfield Trailby A.C. Greene

    University of North Texas Press 2006; US$ 22.36

    Short as the life of the Southern Overland Mail turned out to be (1858 to 1861), the saga of the Butterfield Trail remains a high point in the westward movement. This work offers a history and guide to retrace that historic and romantic Trail, which stretches 2800 miles from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast. more...

  • The Days Are Godsby Liz Stephens

    UNP - Bison Original 2013; US$ 18.95

    ?I called the bishop of the local ward, and he put the date of your move into the church bulletin, and these gentlemen came to help,? Brady, the real estate agent, says. Welcome to Wellsville, Utah. Good-bye, L.A. Liz Stephens has come from Los Angeles to Utah for graduate school, and her brief stint working on a Taco Bell commercial is not much... more...

  • Old Jules (Third Edition)by Mari Sandoz; Linda M. Hasselstrom

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    First published in 1935, Old Jules is unquestionably Mari Sandoz?s masterpiece. This portrait of her pioneer father grew out of ?the silent hours of listening behind the stove or the wood box, when it was assumed, of course, that I was asleep in bed. So it was that I heard the accounts of the hunts,? Sandoz recalls. "Of the fights with the cattlemen... more...

  • 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 Dalton Brothersby An Eye Witness

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Being an outlaw in the Old West was a dangerous, grisly businesstwenty-three gunshot wounds and living to tell the tale, falling out of a moving train, decapitation due to a hanging gone wrong, life on the lam, horse thievery, illegal alcohol trade, and more. This new volume collects two long out-of-print classic works The Dalton Brothers and Their... 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...