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The Resource The perilous West : seven amazing explorers and the founding of the Oregon Trail, Larry E. Morris

The perilous West : seven amazing explorers and the founding of the Oregon Trail, Larry E. Morris

Label
The perilous West : seven amazing explorers and the founding of the Oregon Trail
Title
The perilous West
Title remainder
seven amazing explorers and the founding of the Oregon Trail
Statement of responsibility
Larry E. Morris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although a host of adventurers stormed west in 1806 after Lewis and Clark's safe return, seven of them left unique legacies because of their monumental journeys, their lionhearted spirit in the face of hardship, and the way their paths intertwined time and again. The Perilous West tells this riveting story in depth for the first time, focusing on each of the seven explorers in turn, Ramsey Crooks, Robert McClellan, John Hoback, Jacob Reznor, Edward Robinson, Pierre Dorion, and Marie Dorion. These seven counted the Tetons, Hells Canyon, and South Pass among their discoveries. More importantly, they forged the Oregon Trail, a path destined to link the Atlantic coast with the Pacific, spurring national expansion as it carried trappers, soldiers, pioneers, missionaries, and gold-seekers westward
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Larry E
Dewey number
978/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F880
LC item number
.M67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The perilous West : seven amazing explorers and the founding of the Oregon Trail, Larry E. Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Timely Arrival of This Poor Unfortunate Woman -- I Shall Have Two Boats Well Manned and Armed -- A Powerful Company Is Forming -- Dissolved by Mutual Consent -- We All Now Became Blind from the Reflection of the Sun's Rays -- Whiskey Flowed Like Milk and Honey in the Land of Canaan -- About Seventy Able Bodied Men, Nerved to Hardship -- Families, Plantations, and All Vanished -- A Very Sad Recollection -- The Inscrutable Ways of Providence -- Epilogue: Desolation and Horror Stared Me in the Face -- Chronology
Control code
ocn795177914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 239 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442211124
Lccn
2012032260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
978.01 M832 ; XX-N ; jll ; C1302BT9.
Other physical details
illustrations maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 795177914
  • (Sirsi) 795177914
  • (OCoLC)795177914
Label
The perilous West : seven amazing explorers and the founding of the Oregon Trail, Larry E. Morris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Timely Arrival of This Poor Unfortunate Woman -- I Shall Have Two Boats Well Manned and Armed -- A Powerful Company Is Forming -- Dissolved by Mutual Consent -- We All Now Became Blind from the Reflection of the Sun's Rays -- Whiskey Flowed Like Milk and Honey in the Land of Canaan -- About Seventy Able Bodied Men, Nerved to Hardship -- Families, Plantations, and All Vanished -- A Very Sad Recollection -- The Inscrutable Ways of Providence -- Epilogue: Desolation and Horror Stared Me in the Face -- Chronology
Control code
ocn795177914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 239 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442211124
Lccn
2012032260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
978.01 M832 ; XX-N ; jll ; C1302BT9.
Other physical details
illustrations maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 795177914
  • (Sirsi) 795177914
  • (OCoLC)795177914

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