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Scenes Of Earlier Days In Crossing The Plains To Oregon

Author : C. H. Crawford
ISBN : 026748948X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Excerpt from Scenes of Earlier Days in Crossing the Plains to Oregon: And Experiences of Western Life Hose who did not cross the plains, either to Ore gon or California, in an early day have but little knowledge of the hardships endured by the way, 0 after their arrival at their future homes. I have frequently conversed with those who went to Oregon from 1843 to 1845 and '46 and after their arrival had to live on acorns for six weeks without meat. There were no cattle at the time in the country fit for beef, and game was very scarce, and even if it had been plenty hunting it on an acorn breakfast would have been very hard work Even after our arrival in Oregon at a later date, 1851, provisions were very scarce. The winter of 1852-53 for more than a month there was no flour to be had and no meat and we paid for fifty pounds of very poor shorts and glad to get it at that price. In the spring a cargo of Chile flour came in and when we bought it we had to sieve out the long woolly worms and eat it or starve. In talking with friends about the scenes of earlier days and experiences of western life I have been frequently asked why do you not write them out and have them published in book form. My reply has been it always looked egotistical for a man to publish his own autobiography The reply was this is not your autobio graphy, but actual history that helps to tell about the settlement of the great west, a subject in which old and young are, or should be, deeply interested. Setting all objections aside I submit in the following pages an ac count oi our trip across the plains together with a fewof our varied experiences of western life in the hope that it will do at least a small amount of good in better ing the great state in which we live. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


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Indians And Emigrants

Author : Michael L. Tate
ISBN : 9780806182049
Genre : History
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In the first book to focus on relations between Indians and emigrants on the overland trails, Michael L. Tate shows that such encounters were far more often characterized by cooperation than by conflict. Having combed hundreds of unpublished sources and Indian oral traditions, Tate finds Indians and Anglo-Americans continuously trading goods and news with each other, and Indians providing various forms of assistance to overlanders. Tate admits that both sides normally followed their own best interests and ethical standards, which sometimes created distrust. But many acts of kindness by emigrants and by Indians can be attributed to simple human compassion. Not until the mid-1850s did Plains tribes begin to see their independence and cultural traditions threatened by the flood of white travelers. As buffalo herds dwindled and more Indians died from diseases brought by emigrants, violent clashes between wagon trains and Indians became more frequent, and the first Anglo-Indian wars erupted on the plains. Yet, even in the 1860s, Tate finds, friendly encounters were still the rule. Despite thousands of mutually beneficial exchanges between whites and Indians between 1840 and 1870, the image of Plains Indians as the overland pioneers’ worst enemies prevailed in American popular culture. In explaining the persistence of that stereotype, Tate seeks to dispel one of the West’s oldest cultural misunderstandings.

A Catalogue Of The Everett D Graff Collection Of Western Americana

Author : Newberry Library
ISBN : 0226775798
Genre : Reference
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The Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana consists of some 10,000 books, manuscripts, maps, pamphlets, broadsides, broadsheets, and photographs, of which about half are described in the present catalogue. The Graff Collection displays the remarkable breadth of interest, knowledge, and taste of a great bibliophile and student of Western American history. From this rich collection, now in The Newberry Library, Chicago, its former Curator, Colton Storm, has compiled a discriminating and representative Catalogue of the rarer and more unusual materials. Collectors, bibliographers, librarians, historians, and book dealers specializing in Americana will find the Graff Catalogue an interesting and essential tool. Detailed collations and binding descriptions are cited, and many of the more important works have been annotated by Mr. Graff and Mr. Storm. An extensive index of persons and subjects makes the book useful to the scholar as well as to the collector and dealer. The book is not a bibliography but rather a guide to rare or unique source materials now enriching The Newberry Library's outstanding holdings in American history.

The Pacific Historical Review

Author : Everett Gordon Hager
ISBN : 0520030354
Genre : Pacific Coast (U.S.)
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A Descriptive Check List Together With Short Title Index

Author : George W. Soliday
ISBN : UCSC:32106019848503
Genre : America
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American Quarterly

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Includes bibliographies in American studies, American studies dissertations, and list of American studies programs.

Su Doku

Author : Puzzler Media
ISBN : 1844422984
Genre : Logic puzzles
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Advanced Sudoku brings you another 75 of the best number puzzles in the world, as well as some more, original puzzles from the creators. Bridges, in which you must place bridges across a maze of islands and Slitherlink, where you have to fill in blocks to create a long, sweeping tunnel. All three puzzle types rely on logical thought and reasoning rather than general knowledge or brain power, making them suitable for all ages and abilities.


Author : Parke-Bernet Galleries
ISBN : UOM:39015035601239
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A Bibliography Of North American Folklore And Folksong The American People North Of Mexico Including Canada

Author : Charles Haywood
ISBN : MINN:31951D00145925J
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Unabridged and corrected republication of the work first published by Greenberg Publisher in 1951.

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