Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West
Language: en
Pages: 474
Authors: Dale Lowell Morgan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1953-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

In 1822, before Jedediah Smith entered the West, it was largely an unknown land, “a wilderness,” he wrote, “of two thousand miles diameter.” During his nine years as a trapper for Ashley and Henry and later for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, “the mild and Christian young man” blazed the
Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: Gary Topping
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Among historians of Utah and the American West, few names have greater resonance than Bernard DeVoto, Dale Morgan, Juanita Brooks, Wallace Stegner, and Fawn Brodie. Each of these writers made enduring contributions not only to our knowledge of the American West but also to our view of the region and
A Literary History of the American West
Language: en
Pages: 1408
Authors: Western Literature Association (U.S.), Western Literature Association Staff
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: TCU Press

Literary histories, of course, do not have a reason for being unless there exists the literature itself. This volume, perhaps more than others of its kind, is an expression of appreciation for the talented and dedicated literary artists who ignored the odds, avoided temptations to write for popularity or prestige,
Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: LeRoy Reuben Hafen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

The legendary mountain men—the fur traders and trappers who penetrated the Rocky Mountains and explored the Far West in the first half on the nineteenth century—formed the vanguard of the American empire and became the heroes of American adventure. This volume brings to the general reader brief biographies of eighteen
Historical Atlas of the American West
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Warren A. Beck
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

The 78 maps in this atlas add significant information to the study of the development of the American West, Defined for this resources as those 17 continental states west of the Missouri River. The maps range in chronology from explorations in the sixteenth century to the location of World War