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Title A rendezvous reader : tall, tangled, and true tales of the mountain men, 1805-1850 / edited by James H. Maguire, Peter Wild, and Donald A. Barclay
Published Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents Tall tales, amazing scenes, and trickery of the fur trade -- Heading for the mountains -- Trappers and their trade -- Mountain women -- Famous trappers -- Rendezvous -- Critics of the fur trade -- Indians -- Animals -- Missionaries -- Fur trappers in fiction -- Farewell to the mountain-man life
Summary The accounts of the mountain men are spun from the experiences of a nation moving westward: a trapper returns from the dead; hunters feast on buffalo intestines served on a dirty blanket; a missionary woman is astounded by the violence and vulgarity of the trappers' rendezvous. These are just a few of the narratives, tall tales, and lies that make up A Rendezvous Reader. The writers represented in this book include dyed-in-the-wool trappers, adventuring European nobles, upward-gazing Eastern missionaries, and just plain hacks who never unsheathed a Green River knife or traveled farther west than the Ohio River. What these writers have in common is that all helped create a uniquely American icon - the mountain man
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-337) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Sources.
Fur trade -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Fur traders -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Fur traders' writings, American.
Trappers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Trappers' writings, American.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860 -- Sources.
West (U.S.) -- History -- To 1848 -- Sources.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Barclay, Donald A.
Maguire, James H.
Wild, Peter, 1940-
ISBN 0585159432 (electronic bk.)
9780585159430 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)