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Author Colpitts, George, 1964-

Title Pemmican empire : food, trade, and the last bison hunts in the North American plains, 1780-1882 / George Colpitts
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in environment and history
Studies in environment and history.
Contents Changing food energy regimes in the northern fur trade, 1760-1790 -- The pemmican bioregion, 1790-1810 -- Food fights and pemmican wars, 1790-1816 -- Selling bison flesh in the British market after 1821 -- Commercial war zones in the bison commons, 1835-1850 -- Ending the pemmican era
Summary Pemmican Empire explores the fascinating and little-known environmental history of the role of pemmican (bison fat) in the opening of the British-American West
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bison industry -- Great Plains -- History
Food industry and trade -- Great Plains -- History
Pemmican -- History
Fur trade -- Great Plains -- History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Bison industry.
Food industry and trade.
Fur trade.
Great Plains.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781107045354