Among the Indians: Four Years on the Upper Missouri, 1858-1862

Henry A. Boller

Curatore: Milo Milton Quaife
Anno: 1972
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 372 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 203 x 133 mm
Peso: 425 gr.
  • EAN: 9780803257146
pagabile con 18App pagabile con Carta del Docente

Articolo acquistabile con 18App e Carta del Docente

Approfitta delle promozioni attive su questo prodotto:

€ 18,30

€ 21,53

Risparmi € 3,23 (15%)

Venduto e spedito da IBS

18 punti Premium

Disponibile in 10 gg

Quantità:
Descrizione
Although the American Fur Company dominated the Upper Missouri fur trade during the middle decades of the nineteenth century, a number of small, independent firms (known as the "Opposition") flourished briefly at this time. From 1858 until 1862, a young Philadelphian, Henry A. Boller, was one of the Opposition traders, serving first as clerk in Clark, Primeau and Company and then as a partner in Larpenteur, Smith and Company. His account of these years, based on his journals, presents a remarkably realistic picture of the daily life of the Indian as he existed more than a century ago and is recognized as the "most authoritative narrative of fur-trading among the plains Indians of the Upper Missouri, for the period" (U.S.iana). When it appeared in 1868, Boller's book was subtitled "Eight Years in the Far West, 1858-1866, Embracing Sketches of Montana and Salt Lake," and included descriptions of a return visit to Fort Berthold, the newly discovered Montana gold fields, and the Mormon capital. These concluding chapters are omitted in the present volume.