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Author Bagley, Will, 1950-

Title So rugged and mountainous : blazing the Oregon and California trails, 1812-1848 / Will Bagley

Publ Info Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  F597 .B15 2010  v.1    AVAILABLE
Descript xxii, 458 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Overland West : the story of the Oregon and California Trails, v. 1
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-439) and index
Contents We had to travel through an Indian country -- Difficulties which never occurred to their minds : fur traders, adventurers, and visionaries -- The stern facts of geography : Americans head west, 1840 and 1841 -- Jumping off : preparations, provisions, and partings -- You damn Yankees will do anything you like : opening roads to the Pacific, 1842 and 1843 -- The restless ones : the swelling tides of 1844 and 1845 -- All very much of the same : life on the early trails -- Grasping and unscrupulous : peace in Oregon, war in California, 1846 -- A wild looking set : society on the trails -- Tragedy in Oregon, gold in California, and a city at the Great Salt Lake, 1847 and 1848
Note "So rugged and mountainous is the first of a projected four-volume history, Overland West: the story of the Oregon and California Trails. This sweeping series describes how the 'Road across the Plains' transformed the American West and became an enduring part of its legacy. And by showing that overland emigration would not have been possible without the cooperation of Native peoples and tribes, it places American Indians at the center of trail history, not on its margins"--Book jacket
LC subject Oregon National Historic Trail -- History
California National Historic Trail -- History
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon National Historic Trail
Frontier and pioneer life -- California National Historic Trail
West (U.S.) -- History -- To 1848
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860
Overland journeys to the Pacific
ISBN 9780806141039 (v. 1 : hardcover : alk. paper)
0806141034 (v. 1 : hardcover : alk. paper)
9780870623813 (v. 1 : special edition : alk. paper)
0870623818 (v. 1 : special edition : alk. paper)