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.


Date: 1859



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

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Publisher: New York : G.F. Tuttle ; Cincinnati : H. Howe




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Date Added: 2019-08-12

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