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The Southwest Expedition Of Jedediah S Smith

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Author: Jedediah Strong Smith
Publisher: Bison Books
Release Date: 1977
Book Size: 45.46 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 259
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The Southwest Expedition Of Jedediah S Smith

by Jedediah Strong Smith, The Southwest Expedition Of Jedediah S Smith Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Southwest Expedition Of Jedediah S Smith book, Jedediah S. Smith was to western exploration what Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison were to the world of invention—a legendary figure kiting into the unknown, a lighter of the dark. No one did more to open the American West than this mountain man. His greatest exploring expedition came in 1826 when he looked to the Southwest for trapping grounds. Jedediah Smith's route ran, in modern terms, from Soda Springs in Idaho to the Great Salt Lake, southward across Utah, along the Colorado River to the Mojave Desert, and westward to California. When he reached the San Gabriel mission there, he could claim to be the first American to have gone overland through the Southwest. Then Smith marched northward through the San Joaquin Valley and, with two companions, embarked across the Great Basin. In traveling to the rendezvous of 1827 they became the first citizens of the United States ever to cross the Sierra eastbound and the Great Basin. That is the itinerary described in The Southwest Expedition of Jedediah S. Smith, which contains the mountain man's long-lost journals. After coming to light in 1967, they were edited by George R. Brooks and published in a limited edition a decade later. This Bison Book reprint brings a scarce historical record to a wider audience.



The Travels Of Jedediah Smith

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Author: Jedediah Strong Smith
Publisher:
Release Date: 1992
Book Size: 74.55 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 195
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The Travels Of Jedediah Smith

by Jedediah Strong Smith, The Travels Of Jedediah Smith Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Travels Of Jedediah Smith book, The Travels of Jedediah Smith begins with Smith's own sketch of his entry into the fur trade in 1822, when he left St. Louis with an expedition headed by William H. Ashley and Andrew Henry. The book continues with the Smith's daily record from June 23, 1827, to July 3, 1828, dealing with his remarkable journey on foot over the Utah desert, his second visit to California, and his trip to Oregon.



Contest For California

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Author: Stephen G. Hyslop
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2019-07-23
Book Size: 26.83 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Contest For California

by Stephen G. Hyslop, Contest For California Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Contest For California book, California’s early history was both colorful and turbulent. After Europeans first explored the region in the sixteenth century, it was conquered and colonized by successive waves of adventurers and settlers. In Contest for California, award-winning author Stephen G. Hyslop draws on a wide array of primary sources to weave an elegant narrative of this epic struggle for control of the territory that many saw as a beautiful, sprawling land of promise. In vivid detail, Hyslop traces the story of early California from its founding in 1769 by Spanish colonists to its annexation in 1848 by the United States. He describes the motivations and activities of colonizers and colonized alike. Using eyewitness accounts, he allows all participants—Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American—to have their say. Soldiers, settlers, missionaries, and merchants testify to the heroic and commonplace, the colorful and tragic, in California’s pre-American history. Even as he acknowledges the dark side of this story, Hyslop avoids a simplistic perspective. Moving beyond the polarities that have marked late-twentieth-century California historiography, he offers nuanced portraits of such controversial figures as Junípero Serra and treats the Californios and their distinctive Hispanic culture with a respect lacking in earlier histories. Attentive to tensions within the invading groups—priests and the military during the Spanish era, merchants and settlers during the American era—he also never loses sight of their impact on the original inhabitants of the region: California’s Native peoples. He also recounts the journeys of colonists from Russia, England, and other countries who influenced the development of California as it passed from the hands of Spaniards and Mexicans to Americans. Exhaustively researched yet concise, this book offers a much-needed alternative history of early California and its evolution from Spanish colony to American territory.



North American Exploration

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Author: John Logan Allen
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 1997
Book Size: 66.89 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : North America
Languages : en
Pages : 538
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North American Exploration

by John Logan Allen, North American Exploration Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download North American Exploration book, The three volumes that will encompass North American Exploration appraise the full scope of the exploration of the North American continent and its oceanic margins from prior to the arrival of Columbus until the end of the nineteenth century. More than an assessment of historical events, these volumes portray the process of exploration. Without forgetting the romance of exploration, the authors recognize that exploration is a great deal more than the adventures themselves. All explorers are conditioned by the time, place, and circumstances of their efforts; these determine objectives, the behavior of explorers, and the consequences of their discoveries. In this first volume we follow the expansion of knowledge from the world of the pre-Columbian explorers through the end of the sixteenth century, with each topic addressed by an expert, and all fitting into a coherent whole. The volume is enhanced by a discussion of the geographical knowledge and beliefs of the native peoples of the North American continent, and how this knowledge influenced the efforts and understanding of the Europeans.



Uncertain Encounters

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Author: Nathan Douthit
Publisher:
Release Date: 2002
Book Size: 49.65 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Uncertain Encounters

by Nathan Douthit, Uncertain Encounters Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Uncertain Encounters book, Provides a description of the relationship between Native Americans and white pioneers in Oregon during the nineteenth century.



Utah Historical Quarterly

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Author: J. Cecil Alter
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Release Date: 2016
Book Size: 28.63 MB
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Category : Utah
Languages : en
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Utah Historical Quarterly

by J. Cecil Alter, Utah Historical Quarterly Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Utah Historical Quarterly book, List of charter members of the society: v. 1, p. 98-99.



California History

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Release Date: 1997
Book Size: 28.18 MB
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Category : California
Languages : en
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Oregon Historical Quarterly

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Release Date: 1992
Book Size: 56.81 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Northwest, Pacific
Languages : en
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Oregon Historical Quarterly

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New Mexico Historical Review

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Author: Lansing Bartlett Bloom
Publisher:
Release Date: 1990
Book Size: 53.85 MB
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Category : Indians of North America
Languages : en
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New Mexico Historical Review

by Lansing Bartlett Bloom, New Mexico Historical Review Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download New Mexico Historical Review book,



Highway 99

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Author: Stan Yogi
Publisher: Great Valley Books
Release Date: 2007
Book Size: 74.25 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 545
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Highway 99

by Stan Yogi, Highway 99 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Highway 99 book, From the myths of the Yokuts Indians, to stories and poems by famous contemporary writers, this anthology showcases the best literature of Californias Great Central Valley, and provides a rich view of the regions physical and emotional landscape