The Missouri / Stanley Vestal ; illustrated by Getlar Smith ; foreword by Jonathan Waterman.

Author
Vestal, Stanley, 1887-1957 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Lyons Press edition.
Published/​Created
  • Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 2019.
  • ©2019
Description
xvii, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.

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Subject(s)
Illustrator
Series
Rivers of America [More in this series]
Summary note
In his review of The Missouri, Allan Nevins noted its theme of tremendous scope: ?The Missouri was the river of Lewis and Clark, of Manuel Lisa, General Ashley, and other organizers of the fur trade; of such noted travelers as George Catlin, Henry R. Schoolcraft, and Prince Maximilian; of a host of adventurous steamboat captains; of explorers like Jedediah Smith, Kit Carson, and Frémont; of doughty hunters and trappers like Hugh Glass, Jim Bridger, and John Colter.?
Notes
Originally published: 1945.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-354) and index.
Contents
  • Highway
  • I Father of Navigation p. 11
  • II Missouri Marathon p. 18
  • III Steamboat 'Round the Bend p. 34
  • IV Long's Dragon p. 50
  • V Princess of the Missouri p. 59
  • VI Big Muddy p. 66
  • VII Beaver Tails and Wild Honey p. 73
  • Boundary
  • VIII Mormon Migration p. 85
  • IX Diving for Furs p. 98
  • X Hell on the Border p. 106
  • XI Kaycee p. 123
  • XII Ak-Sar-Ben p. 130
  • XIII Chief Blackbird and Sergeant Floyd p. 139
  • XIV Petrified Man p. 149
  • XV Range and Grange p. 162
  • Outpost
  • XVI Mountain Men p. 183
  • XVIII Four Bears p. 204
  • XIX Custer and Comanche p. 219
  • XX Ghost Dance p. 226
  • XXI Missouri River Women p. 243
  • XXII Little Missouri p. 259
  • XXIII Fort Union p. 267
  • XXIV Great Dam p. 278
  • XXV Honeymoon Cruise p. 285
  • XXVI White Castles p. 292
  • XXVII Chief Joseph's Last Battle p. 299
  • XXVIII Gypsies of the Upper River p. 311
  • XXIX Great Falls p. 316
  • XXX Gates of the Mountains p. 322
  • XXXI Three Forks p. 330.
ISBN
  • 1493040103 (paperback)
  • 9781493040100 (paperback)
OCLC
1082403370
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