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The Resource My Sixty Years on the Plains : Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting, W. T. Hamilton, (electronic resource)

My Sixty Years on the Plains : Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting, W. T. Hamilton, (electronic resource)

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My Sixty Years on the Plains : Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting
Title
My Sixty Years on the Plains
Title remainder
Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting
Statement of responsibility
W. T. Hamilton
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Long before the American Revolution, fur trappers were traveling thousands of miles into the remote wilderness in their quest for beaver pelts, the frontier's most valuable commodity. These hardened, unsettled men were at the forefront of the Western expansion, hunting amid the Central Rockies by the 1830s and occasionally wandering all the way to the shores of the Pacific. Their lives and accomplishments are vividly and authentically recaptured in this gritty autobiography of a longtime adventurer. William Thomas Hamilton (1822-1908) left St. Louis at the age of 20 to serve as an apprentice to an experienced trapper and hunter. Within a decade of his entry into the trade, the demand for pelts plummeted as hat fashions shifted from beaver to silk. Hamilton and his fellow trappers turned instead to leading hunting parties, guiding scientific expeditions, serving as army scouts, and protecting settlers and miners from Indian attacks. In this memoir, the frontiersman presents a fascinating account of his rough-and-tumble life in the Old West. Six full-page illustrations by the former cowboy and great Western artist Charles Russell enhance the tale
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1822-1908
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Hamilton, W. T.
Dewey number
917.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
F591
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Western frontier library
Series volume
[15]
Label
My Sixty Years on the Plains : Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting, W. T. Hamilton, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxOTE0NDA0
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unknown
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frd00035162
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780486847054
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(epub)
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unknown
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9780486847054
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remote
Label
My Sixty Years on the Plains : Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting, W. T. Hamilton, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxOTE0NDA0
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00035162
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486847054
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780486847054
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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