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The Great Platte River Road

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November 1987

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The Great Platte River Road through Nebraska and Wyoming was the grand corridor of America's westward expansion. This work goes far beyond geography and Indian encounters in revealing cultural aspects of the great migration: food, dress, equipment, organization, camping, sex ratios, morals, religion, crime, disease, death, and burial customs.

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Merrill J. Mattes based his monumental work on an examination of more than seven hundred overland journals. He has included a chronology, original maps, contemporary sketches, modern photographs, and a comprehensive bibliography.

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"Mattes has given us the handbook to end all handbooks--over a portion of this now legendary passageway west."
EAN: 9780803281530
ISBN: 0803281536
Untertitel: 'Great Plains Photography'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1987
Seitenanzahl: 600 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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