Vanguards of the Frontier : A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Fur Traders to the Sod Busters

By: Everett Dick

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Reviews
"A superior piece of work, ably digested from original sources and full of good vernacular detail."--The New Yorker.

"A faithful and brilliant study of some of the roots of the American way."--Joseph Henry Jackson, New York Herald Tribune Books.

"Its wealth of material and fascinating subject matter are presented in a manner that should appeal to the student of the West and the general reader alike."--Walcott Watson, American History Review.

"Readers who are familiar with the author's earlier book, The Sod-House Frontier, will welcome this very attractive volume dealing with the various types of people who traversed or occupied the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains prior to the coming of actual settlers. Beginning with an account of the great fur companies, this book continues with chapters devoted to such frontier types as the mountain men, frontier soldiers, missionaries, Indian agents, railroad builders, buffalo hunters, cattlemen, and some others. Additional chapters deal with the Santa Fe trade, and Mormon migration, the mining camps, stagecoach travel, trail driving, and sheep growing. . . . In the opinion of the reviewer this is one of the best books on the West that has appeared in recent years. . . . It is one of those all too rare books which both the specialist in the field of western history and the average citizen may read and study with pleasure and profit."--D. E. Dale, Mississippi Valley Historical Review.

Title: Vanguards of the Frontier : A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Fur Traders to the Sod Busters

Author: Everett Dick

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $38.00

Categories: Frontier & Pioneer Life, Western States,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

ISBN Number: 0803250487

ISBN Number 13: 9780803250482

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 574 pages, illus, paperback, University of Nebraska Press

Seller ID: 250487