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1 (Pecora, William) John Wesley Powell Soldier Explorer Scientist
Wash. Government Printing Office 1969 Original Wraps Fine 
23 pages, illustrations. Overview of Powell's career. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Abert, James William, Galvin John Through The Country Of The Comanche Indians In The Fall Of The Year 1845 The Journal Of A U. S. Army Expedition Led By Lieutenant James W. Abert Of The Topographical Enginers Artist Extraordinary Whose Paintings Of Indians And Their Wild West
San Francisco John Howell 1970 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
77 pages, maps, illustrations. Rittenhouse 1, "When Fremont was at Bent's Fort during his third expedition, he sent a detachment under Abert to examine the country south through Raton Pass and down the Canadian River. "LIMITED EDITION, 1 of 5000 copies 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Aird, Polly, Jeff Nichols, Will Bagley Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, 1848-1861 Foreword by William P. MacKinnon
Norman The Arthur H. Clark Company 2009 First Edition Hard Cover New 
320 pages, frontis, maps, illustrations. "In Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector, Aird tells of Scottish emigrants who endured a harrowing transatlantic and transcontinental journey to join their brethren in the valley of the Great Salt Lake. But to McAuslan and others like him, the Promised Land of Salt Lake City turned out to be quite different from what was promised: droughts and plagues of locusts destroyed crops and brought on famine, and U.S. Army troops threatened on the borders. Mormon leaders responded with fiery sermons attributing their trials to divine retribution for backsliding and sin. When the leaders countenanced violence and demanded absolute obedience, Peter McAuslan decided to abandon his adopted faith. With his family, and escorted by a U.S. Army detachment for protection, he fled to California." Univ. O.K. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Aird, Polly, Jeff Nichols, Will Bagley Playing With Shadows Voices of Dissent in the Mormon West
Norman The Arthur H. Clark Company 2011 First Edition Hard Cover New 
518 pages, frontis, illustrations, SIGNED by Bagley. Volume 13 in the Kingdom of the West Series. "This collection of narratives by four individuals who abandoned Mormonism-"apostates," as Brigham Young and other Latter-day Saint leaders labeled them-provides an overview of dissent from the beginning of the religion to the early twentieth century and presents a wide range of disaffection with the faith or its leaders. Newspaper articles, personal letters, journals, and sermons provide context for the testaments collected here-those of George Armstrong Hicks, Charles Derry, Ann Gordge, and Brigham Young Hampton. The four range from those who felt Brigham Young had not lived up to the precepts of Mormonism, to "backouts" who gave up and left Utah, to a plural wife who constructed a rich fantasy world, to a devoted Latter-day Saint who gave his all only to feel betrayed by his leaders. Young warned one dissenting group that they were "not playing with shadows," but with "the voice and the hand of the Almighty"; accordingly, many dissenters feared for their livelihoods, and some, for their lives." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Aken, David Pioneers Of The Black Hills or Gordon's Stockade Party Of 1874 A Thrilling Narrative Of Adventure, Hardships, Laughable Episodes And Startling Experiences, AS Graphically Told By David Aken, One Of The Party.
Fort Davis Texas Frontier Book Co. Hardcover Very Good - Book 
151 pages, illustrations, slight exterior soiling. Reprint of the 1920 1st edition, see Howes 93. Aken traveled to the Black Hills, after the Custer expedition of 1874. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Albert, James W, John Galvin Through The Country Of The Comanche Indians In The Fall Of The Year 1845 The Journal Of A U.S. Army Expedition Led by Lieutenant James W. Albert of The Topographical Engineers
San Francisco John Howell Books 1970 Limited Hardcover Very Good Book 
77 pages, maps, colored illustrations, Limited Edition. Albert was on Fremont's third expedition in 1845. Bent's Fort, fur trade, mountain men, overland travel, etc. 
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7 Allen, Paul, (Hosmer, James) History Of The Expedition Of Captains Lewis And Clark 1804-5-6 Reprinted From The Edition Of 1814 With Introduction And Index By James K. Hosmer In Two Volumes, With Portraits And Maps
Scituate, MA Digital Scanning 2002 1582186987 / 9781582186986 First Thus Hardcover New New Book 
2 volumes, Vol 1. 500 pages, Vol 2. 583 pages, maps, frontis, illustrations. Quality reprint of the 1903 edition. One of the better editions on the subject. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Alvord, Clarence Walworth, and Lee Bidgood The First Explorations of the Trans-Allegheny Region By the Virginians 1650-1674
Cleveland The Arthur Clark Company 1912 First Edition Hardcover Very Good - Book 
275 pages, maps, illustrations, slight exterior wear. Howes 194aa 
Price: 110.00 USD
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9 Ambrose, Stephen Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
N.Y. Simon & Schuster 1996 0684811073 / 9780684811079 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 
511 pages, maps, illustrations, 1st edition, 2nd issue, owner name. The Lewis and Clark adventure focusing mainly on Lewis, very good reading!! 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 Applegate, Jesse A Day With The Cow Column
Fairfield, Washington YE Galleon Press 1990 0877704864 / 9780877704867 Stiff Wraps New Book 
225 pages, illustrations, pictorial endpapers, index. Details an 1843 trip out on the Oregon Trail, and pioneer life in the Willamette Valley. The recollections of a man who was a boy in 1843. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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11 Arthur, Adams T. The Explorations Of Pierre Esprit Radisson From The Original Manuscript In The Bodleian Library and The British Museum
Minneapolis, Minnesota Ross & Haines 1961 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Book 
258 pgs + notes & Index, map Very Good in a slightly worn dust jacket. "Radisson's travels were extensive, and his account of affairs between the whites and the Indians of his day as related in his captivity voyage, is one of the most brutal narratives of human torture recorded." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Bailey, Paul Holy Smoke A Dissertation on the Utah War
Los Angeles Westernlore Press 1978 0-87026-037-5 / 9780870260377 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
The 1857 conflict with the Mormons. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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13 Baker, James H. The Sources of the Mississippi Their Discoverers, Real, and Pretenden A Report by Hon. James H. Baker Read Before the Minnesota Historical Society Februrary 8, 1887 Minnesota Historical Collection Vol VI, Part 1
Saint Paul Minn Brown, Tracy & CO. 1887 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good+ Book 
28 pages. A paper read to the Historical Society indicating that Captain William Glazier's claim that he discovered the source of the Mississippi River was false. Schoolcraft, James Allen, Nicollet, etc. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Baker, Lindsay, Seyffert, Kenneth, Dan Flores The Texas Red River Country The Official Surveys Of The Headwaters, 1876
College Station Texas Texas A & M University Press 1998 0-89096-803-9 / 9780890968031 First Thus Hard Cover New New 
234 pages, maps, illustrations. In May, 1876, a party of army engineers, teamsters, and a civilian draftsman with a military escort departed from Fort Elliott in the Texas Panhandle to explore the headwaters of the Red River. This compilation of their reports has been available only to a limited audience, and this revised version includes the survey party's ornithological report and a new introduction, which focuses on the reports as environmental history. William "Billy" Dixon was one of the civilian scouts, contains a photo of him. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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15 Barrows, William The General Or Twelve Nights In The Hunters Camp A Narrative Of Real Life
N.Y. Lee and Shepard 1871 Hard Cover Good + 
268 pages, frontis, illustrations, one illustration loose. Biography of the author's brother. Howes 188 "Adventures of General Willard Barrows who crossed the plains to California in 1850 and to Idaho and Montana in the 60s." Graff 196, Mintz 23 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Baugh, Odin John Frank Stevens American Trailblazer
Spokane The Arthur H. Clark Co. 2005 0870623370 / 9780870623370 First Edition Hardcover New Book 
251 pages, frontis, maps, illustrations, limited to 750 copies, not issued with a jacket. "Builder of railroads throughout the U.S., Canada and Russia, designer and constructor of the Panama Canal." 
Price: 22.00 USD
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17 Beardsley, Harry M. Joseph Smith and His Mormon Empire
N.Y. Houghton Mifflin Co. 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
421 pages, frontis, illustrations. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 Becker, Robert H., Christy Thomas Thomas Christy's Road Across The Plains A Guide To The Route From Mormon Crossing, Now Omaha, Nebraska, To The City Of Sacramento, California, Via The North Side Of The Platte River To Fort Laramie, Thence To Casper, Wyoming,
Denver Old West Publishing CO. 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Book 
Following The Sweetwater River To South Pass. Therafter by Sublett's and Hudspeth's Cut-offs, To Ther Humbolt And Carson Rivers, And Over The Sierra Nevada Mountains To The Famous Gold Diggings In California Compiled From His Personal Observations During The Spring And Summer Of 1850. 230 pages, maps. LIMITED EDITION, 1 of 2,000 copies. Mintz 90. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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19 Beckham, Stephen Dow, Doug Erickson, Jeremy Skinner, Paul Merchant The Literature Of The Lewis And Clark Expedition A Bibliography And Essays
Portland, Oregon Lewis and Clark College 2003 0963086618 / 9780963086617 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 
315 pages, plates, photographs. "The book is divided into 7 sections: the expedition's traveling library of scientific, technical, and cartographic materials (1754-1804,) related congressional documents and early notices (1803-1807); editions of Patrick Gass's journal (1807-1904); surreptitious accounts (1809-1846); the Biddle-Allen narrative of the expedition (1814-2001); 19th century publications (1803-1905), 20th century publications (1906-2001.) Lists all known publications related to the expedition, with full annotated descriptions of primary texts." 
Price: 85.00 USD
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A Plea for the Indians; with Facts and Features of the Late War in Oregon., Beeson, John
20 Beeson, John A Plea for the Indians; with Facts and Features of the Late War in Oregon.
N.Y. By Author 1858 Original Wraps Very Good+ Book 
3rd edition, Original wraps, 144 pages, very slight edge wear. Graff 233, Wagner-Camp 284, Howes B314, Mintz 28, "Beeson left Illinois in March and travelled by way of the Humbolt to Rogue River, arriving at the end of September." Streeter, "This pamphlet's value lies not in its account of an overland journey, which takes only a few pages, but in the description of the harsh treatment of the Indians by the emigrants, and in giving the Indian point of view of the Indian War of 1855--6 in Oregon. The publication during the Indian War in one of the New York papers of a letter of Beeson's telling of the wrongs inflicted on the Indians got back to Oregon and infuriated the military party. They made the situation so hot for Beeson that his life was threatened and he had to flee to California. Beeson speaks highly of Joel Palmer and General Wool" 
Price: 375.00 USD
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