After Lewis And Clark

After Lewis and Clark PDF
Author: Robert M. Utley
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803295643
Size: 21.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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In 1807, a year after Lewis and Clark returned from the shores of the Pacific, groups of trappers and hunters began to drift West to tap the rich stocks of beaver and to trade with the Native nations. Colorful and eccentric, bold and adventurous, mountain men such as John Colter, George Drouillard, Hugh Glass, Andrew Henry, and Kit Carson found individual freedom and financial reward in pursuit of pelts. Their knowledge of the country and its inhabitants served the first mapmakers, the army, and the streams of emigrants moving West in ever-greater numbers. The mountain men laid the foundations for their own displacement, as they led the nation on a westward course that ultimately spread the American lands from sea to sea.

The Taos Trappers

The Taos Trappers PDF
Author: David J. Weber
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806117027
Size: 60.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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In this comprehensive history, David J. Weber draws on Spanish, Mexican, and American sources to describe the development of the Taos trade and the early penetration of the area by French and American trappers. Within this borderlands region, colorful characters such as Ewing Young, Kit Carson, Peg-leg Smith, and the Robidoux brothers pioneered new trails to the Colorado Basin, the Gila River, and the Pacific and contributed to the wealth that flowed east along the Santa Fe Trail.


Bobcat PDF
Author: Jim Campbell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469152665
Size: 46.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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“Bobcat” is a historically based action-frontier fiction, circa 1804. The main character is a Quapaw Native American whose life has been disrupted forever.... He journeys west, riding beside the Canadian River across the Great Plains to stand atop the tallest of the ‘white capped’ mountains, and consider his life. Along the way he meets the free-roaming hunting and gathering tribes whose ways are changing, as horses and French/American factory trade goods reach them. The pueblo tribes farther west trade only with Spain. Their homelands invaded some people fight, some hide and some change a little.

Kit Carson

Kit Carson PDF
Author: David Remley
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806183276
Size: 18.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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History has portrayed Christopher "Kit" Carson in black and white. Best known as a nineteenth-century frontier hero, he has been represented more recently as an Indian killer responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Navajos. Biographer David Remley counters these polarized views, finding Carson to be less than a mythical hero, but more than a simpleminded rascal with a rifle. Kit Carson: The Life of an American Border Man strikes a balance between prevailing notions about this quintessential western figure. Whereas the dime novelists exploited Carson's popular reputation, Remley reveals that the real man was dependable, ethical, and—for his day—relatively open-minded. Sifting through the extensive scholarship about Kit, the author illuminates the key dimensions of Carson's life, including his often neglected Scots-Irish heritage. His people's dire poverty and restlessness, their clannish rural life and sternly Protestant character, committed Carson, like his Scots-Irish ancestors, to loyalty and duty and to following his leader into battle without question. Remley also places Carson in the context of his times by exploring his controversial relations with American Indians. Although despised for the merciless warfare he led on General James H. Carleton's behalf against the Navajos, Carson lived amicably among many Indian people, including the Utes, whom he served as U.S. government agent. Happily married to Waa-Nibe, an Arapaho woman, until her death, he formed a lasting friendship with their daughter, Adaline. Remley sees Carson as a complicated man struggling to master life on America's borders, those highly unstable areas where people of different races, cultures, and languages met, mixed, and fought, sometimes against each other, sometimes together, for the possession of home, hunting rights, and honor.

La Puerta Taos

La Puerta  Taos PDF
Author: Antoinette Nora Claypoole
Publisher: wild embers press
ISBN: 1440467560
Size: 29.58 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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VOLUME TWOThe second in a series of books which reflect the art and People of Northern New Mexico, la Puerta, Taos Vol. 2 is a full color collection which depicts the varied and writers of this famous "art colony" town--past and present. This volume features photo portraits from "The 100 Taosenos Project" by Jaap Vanderplas, images from award winning Taos photographer Megan Bowers, and photo/art by Gail Russell. Stories by internationally acclaimed Tewa "cool" guy Robert Mirabal, John Nichols and Barbara Waters, poetry from the infamous Taos Poetry Circus veterans including Amalio Maduena, Bill Nevins and nila northSun.

The Taos Massacres

The Taos Massacres PDF
Author: John Durand
ISBN: 9780974378305
Size: 42.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 271
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Author: Arent Jan Wensinck
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004069091
Size: 57.25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : ar
Pages : 421
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Bert Geer Phillips And The Taos Art Colony

Bert Geer Phillips and the Taos Art Colony PDF
Author: Julie Schimmel
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Size: 79.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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The only book-length study of the initiator of the Taos art colony.

The Taos Sows

The Taos Sows PDF
Author: Francis DiPietro
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595306640
Size: 28.71 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 236
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In symbolic parallel of politics and current events, characters and circumstances within The Taos Sows center on stark juxtaposition. Numerous warring factions misuse the transient loyalty of their followers in order to inflict their ideology on all others. True government is irrelevant and subordinate to the act and thrill of governing. Virtually every character is associated with one cult or questionable organization or another, usually working against one another. This is a system upon which shaky foundations are laid, and rebellion is forced to adopt strange measures and evolve in unexpected ways. The corners of this somewhat futuristic society are populated by slightly evolved (some would say mutated) beings known as autvers. Menlo Olsan is one of their leaders, in charge of "uncovering" (creating) relics of a pre-history in which autvers and humans lived peacefully together. The AEL, or Autver Elimination League, is obsessed with autver extermination. However, after losing their great and charismatic leader Emilio Dirken, the AEL is largely ineffectual. Emilio directs his split faction to concentrate on eliminating the dreaded lesbian duo of Yumipepper and Cattamanchia, scourges of traditional society. Some are beginning to see that his obsession has driven him mad, while others embrace his madness

The Taos Truth Game

The Taos Truth Game PDF
Author: Earl Ganz
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826337732
Size: 52.23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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When Myron Brinig arrived in Taos in 1933, he thought he was just passing through on his way to a screenwriting job in Hollywood. But Brinig fell in love--with the landscape, the burgeoning art colony that centered around Mabel Dodge Luhan, and especially with Cady Wells, a talented young painter who had left his wealthy family in the East to settle in Taos. Brinig remained in the West off and on for the next twenty years. Earl Ganz centers this entertaining novel on Brinig's conflicted relationships with Taos and its denizens. Myron Brinig, a completely forgotten writer, is brought back to center stage, along with many of the people who made Taos the epicenter of the utopian avant garde in America between the world wars. Among the cast of characters are Frieda Lawrence, Robinson and Una Jeffers, and Frank Waters, with cameo appearances by Gertrude Stein and Henry Roth. "The Taos Truth Game reminds us that Americans have historically romped through the surprisingly wide open recreational reserves of marriage, sexuality, and friendship. Mr. Ganz exposes the daily drama of life in Mabel Dodge Luhan's orbit, and offers a rare look at our queer heritage in the American West that goes beyond the usual footnote or erasure. By weaving this pastiche from a forgotten novelist's memoirs, Mr. Ganz delightfully resurrects the truth game and invites us to play a hand."--Karl Olson, PRIDE Inc., Montana's LGBT advocacy organization "Earl Ganz pulls off the impossible trick. He raises the famous dead and restores them not just to animated life, but to the full psychological and spiritual life of the living. The Taos Truth Game is a major literary achievement. How Ganz manages to do this is one of fiction writing's enduring and humbling mysteries. This book will have a wide and enthusiastic audience, starting with me."--Rick DeMarinis, author of Apocalypse

Climatological Data

Climatological Data PDF
Size: 73.26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Meteorology
Languages : en
Pages :
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Collection of the monthly climatological reports of the United States by state or region, with monthly and annual national summaries.