The Beaver Men: Spearheads of Empire, Second Edition by Mari SandozThe Beaver Men: Spearheads of Empire, Second Edition by Mari Sandoz

The Beaver Men: Spearheads of Empire, Second Edition

byMari SandozIntroduction byAndrew R. Graybill

Paperback | January 1, 2010

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Covering more than two centuries, The Beaver Men recounts the beginning of the beaver trade along the St. Lawrence to the last great rendezvous of traders and trappers on Ham’s Fork, in what is now Wyoming, in 1834. The Beaver Men is the third in Mari Sandoz’s trilogy of books narrating the history of the American West in relation to an animal species.
Mari Sandoz (1896–1966) is the noted author of The Buffalo Hunters, The Cattlemen, and The Battle of the Little Bighorn (all available in Bison Books editions). Andrew R. Graybill is an associate professor of history at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the author of Policing the Great Plains: Rangers, Mounties, and the North Amer...
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Title:The Beaver Men: Spearheads of Empire, Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.03 × 5.32 × 0.77 inPublished:January 1, 2010Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:080322656X

ISBN - 13:9780803226562

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Foreword
BOOK I. SOFT GOLD
1. Bearded Men and Summer Fairs
2. Castor, Guardian of Hospitality
3. Paddle and Portage
4. Still Ponds and War Whoops
BOOK II. THE RISE OF THE COMPANY
1. River to the "Vermillion Sea"
2. The Romantic Explorations
3. The Gentlemen Adventurers
4. A Daring Race of Scots
5. The Five Villages--International Prey
BOOK III. THE FIERCER RIVALRIES
1. Voyageurs of the Plains
2. Americans to the Western Sea
3. Winter of the Explorers
4. Fur Fair and Blackfeet Wall
5. Pursuit of the Eternal Remnant
6. Romantic Buckskin to the Last Boisson
7. "Gone" Rendezvous and Foppish Silk
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Key to Map on Pages ii-iii

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“A brilliant, dioramic narrative, as vast in scope as the far-flung Great Plains.”—Saturday Review of Literature
- Saturday Review of Literature