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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

  • Canoeing the Great Plainsby Patrick Dobson

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    ?This is a work of strength and beauty, of care and courage. Patrick Dobson?s voyage down the length of the Missouri River is not simply one of self-discovery, but a journey that allows the reader to look inward as well. . . . We are fortunate to be able to share in his odyssey of exuberance and discovery.??Alan Boye, author of Just Walking the Hills... more...

  • Degrees of Freedomby William D. Green

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Contents Preface Part I. The Barbers 1. When America Came to St. Paul 2. Maurice Jernigan Takes a Stand 3. On Becoming a Good Republican 4. The Sons of Freedom Part II. The Entrepreneurs 5. Mr. Douglass and the Civilizable Characteristics of the Colored Race 6. Senate Bill No. 181 7. A Certain Class of Citizens 8. Professor Washington, Leader... more...

  • The Chisholm Trailby Sam P. Ridings

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    This frontier classic is one of the best books written about the world?s greatest cattle trail, the Chisholm Trail, a trail that was approximately eight hundred miles long, running from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas. It is a comprehensive book about the cattle drives of our western frontier and the interesting characters associated with them.... more...

  • Citizen Swainby Tom H. Swain; Lori Sturdevant

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Contents Foreword: A Life of Service Lori Sturdevant 1. ?Miss Pep? 2. Student Days 3. Staff Sergeant Swain 4. Back to Campus 5. Mac 6. Holman Field 7. Ticket Man 8. Come to St. Paul 9. A Royal Kiss 10. Floyd and Judy at the Centennial 11. The Wager 12. Showboat 13. Skål, Vikings?and Stay, Twins 14. Elmer for Governor 15. Right Hand to the Governor... more...

  • The Archaeological Guide to Iowaby William E. Whittaker; Lynn M. Alex; Mary De La Garza

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Iowa has the reputation of being one big corn field, so you may be surprised to learn it boasts a rich crop of recorded archaeological sites as well?approximately 27,000 at last count. Some are spectacular, such as the one hundred mounds at Sny Magill in Effigy Mounds National Monument, while others consist of old abandoned farmsteads or small scatters... more...

  • Dubuque's Forgotten Cemeteryby Robin M. Lillie; Jennifer E. Mack

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    Atop a scenic bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and downtown Dubuque there once lay a graveyard dating to the 1830s, the earliest days of American settlement in Iowa. Though many local residents knew the property had once been a Catholic burial ground, they believed the graves had been moved to a new cemetery in the late nineteenth century in... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 3by Kenneth L. Holmes; Susan Armitage

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    The wagon trains to California greatly decreased in 1851 as reports of deadly cholera on the trail the year before and strikeouts in gold prospecting became known. Those who did go west?about 2,160 men and 1,440 women?tended toward Oregon's rich Willamette Valley because of a new federal land law that awarded a husband and wife a full section. Volume... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 7by Kenneth L. Holmes; Shirley Anne Leckie

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    Some of the women traveling west in the late 1850s were strong advocates of equal rights for their sex. On the trail, Julia Archibald Holmes and Hannah Keziah Clapp sensibly wore the ?freedom costume? called bloomers. In 1858 Holmes joined the Pikes Peak gold rush and was the first woman of record to climb the famous mountain.   Educator Hannah... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 8by Kenneth L. Holmes; Maria Montoya

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Kenneth L. Holmes was a professor of history at Western Oregon State College. He edited and compiled Covered Wagon Women, drawing on archives and private sources.   Introducing this Bison Books edition is Maria Montoya, an assistant professor of history and an assistant professor in the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan.... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 9by Kenneth L. Holmes; Sherry L. Smith

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Kenneth L. Holmes was a professor of history at Western Oregon State College. He edited and compiled Covered Wagon Women, drawing on archives and private sources.   An associate professor of history at Southern Methodist University, Sherry L. Smith is the author of The View from Officers? Row: Army Perceptions of Western Indians. more...