The Great West : containing narratives of the most important and interesting events in western history--remarkable individual adventures--sketches of frontier life--descriptions of natural curiosities: to which is appended historical and descriptive sketches of Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota, Utah, California, Washington, Nebraska, Kansas, etc., etc.
Enlarged edition, first edition published in 1851, others in 1852, 1854, 1855, and 1857. 2 volumes paged continuously. Issued with hand-colored plates.
Vol. 1: Historical sketch of the West -- Discovery of the Mississippi -- Scenery of Lake Superior -- Explorations of Marquette and La Salle -- Sufferings of the early French missionaries of the West -- Curiosities at Michilimackinac -- Life among the Prairie Dogs -- The Mississippi bubble -- The French and Indian War in the West -- The Cherokee War of 1760 -- The Pontiac War -- The Cypress swamps of the Mississippi -- Tyranny of O'Reilly, the first Spanish Governor of Louisiana -- Dunmore's war -- Customs and manners of the early French settlers of the West -- The Western wilderness -- Incidents in the West of the War of the Revolution -- The natural tunnel -- The hard winter of 1780 -- Daniel Boone, the pioneer of Kentucky -- Hunting among the early pioneers -- Adventures of Kenton -- Incidents of the Fur Trade -- Lewis Whetzel, the Indian hunter -- Marshall's pillar -- Heroism of the pioneer women -- The Indian summer -- A desperate boat fight -- Rebellion in Tennessee -- Border warfare from 1783 to 1795 -- French and Spanish intrigues in the West -- The Whisky Insurrection -- Frontier desperadoes -- Purchase of Louisiana -- Interesting narrative -- Strange mental and physical phenomena.
Vol. 2: Life among the early settlers of the West -- Origin of camp meetings -- Lewis and Clarke's and Pike's exploring expeditions -- Adventure of Colter -- Conspiracy of Aaron Burr -- The Great Prairie wilderness -- The Great Earthquake of 1811 -- Voyage of the first western steamboat -- Sketch of Tecumseh and the Indian War of 1811 -- Kentucky sports --The Western boatmen -- Indian warfare -- Incidents of the War of 1812 in the West -- Visit to the mammoth cave -- Adventures of Oliver -- Incidents of Emigration -- The public domain -- The Ranger's adventure -- Wild Bill, or the Mississippi Orson -- The fanatical pilgrims -- The Missouri Compromise -- Adventure of Audubon -- Exploring expeditions of Long, Cass and Schoolcraft -- Life among the trappers -- Ogilvie's adventure -- Character of the Western people -- Fascinating life of the mountain hunter -- Adventure of a trapper -- The commerce of the prairies -- The Black Hawk War -- The pestilence, a frontier sketch -- The educated Indian trapper -- Life in the mountains of Virginia -- Fremont's expeditions -- Sketch of Mormonism -- The hunter's escape -- The Indians of the Great Prairie wilderness -- Effect of settlement on the climate of the West -- Historical and descriptive sketches of Texas, New Mexico, Oregon, California -- Terrible sufferings of a party of California emigrants -- Historical and descriptive sketch of Utah -- The Great Salt Desert of Utah -- Historical and descriptive sketch of Minnesota -- Washington Territory -- Nebraska and Kansas -- Pacific Railroad
Publisher: New York : G.F. Tuttle ; Cincinnati : H. Howe
Date Added: 2019-08-12
Howe, Henry. The Great West. New York : G.F. Tuttle ; Cincinnati : H. Howe. 1859.
Howe, Henry (1859) The Great West. New York : G.F. Tuttle ; Cincinnati : H. Howe.
Howe, Henry, The Great West. New York : G.F. Tuttle ; Cincinnati : H. Howe. 1859.