9780870045103

Competitive Struggle: America's Western Fur Trading Posts, 1764-1865

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  • ISBN13:

    9780870045103

  • ISBN10:

    0870045105

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-09-01
  • Publisher: Caxton Pr

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Summary

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press forCaxton Press Competitive Strugglerecounts the 101-year history of America's western fur trade. From the founding of Saint Louis in 1764 through 1865, the demand for beaver pelts and buffalo robes spawned a competitive fervor that enveloped mountain men, fur trading companies, national governments, and Native Americans alike. R. G. Robertson traces this colorful era through the history of the individual trading posts between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. The posts, listed alphabetically, are keyed to eight pages of detailed maps showing the location of each trading house. Posts with multiple names are keyed to a single reference. The book includes a series of easy-to-read flowcharts showing the evolution of the various fur companies. Extensive end notes, an index, a glossary of terms, and a list of modern-day trading post replicas and their photographs make Competitive Strugglea must-have reference on America's fur trade.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Major Fur Companies of North Americap. xv
America's Wealth: Beaver and Buffalo
America's Fur Trading Centuryp. 3
Perseverance: The Life of a Fur Traderp. 11
The Cycle of Tradep. 21
Forts, Factories, and Posts of America's Fur Trade
Oregon Territoryp. 31
Intermountain Westp. 32
Central Montanap. 33
Northern Plainsp. 34
Central Plainsp. 35
Pierre, South Dakota and Council Bluffs Areap. 36
Southern Plainsp. 37
Eastern Plainsp. 38
Fort Adams through Fort Atkinsonp. 39
Fort Barclay through Buzzards' Roostp. 62
Cabanné's Post through Cruzet's Postp. 87
Fort Daer through French Postp. 103
Fort Galpin through Fort Huntp. 114
Fort Jackson through Fort Luptonp. 135
Fort Madison through Fort Mortimerp. 152
Fort Nez Perces through Fort Owenp. 178
Papin's House through Roy's Housep. 194
Fort St. Vrain through Vermilion Postp. 218
Wallace House through Big Wood Fortp. 247
A Visitor's Guide to Trading Post Replicasp. 255
Endnotesp. 261
Glossary of Termsp. 297
Bibliographyp. 303
Indexp. 309
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