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The fur trade in the American West : an exhibition

Burke, Lee

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  • Creator catalogue by Lee Burke & Jane Lenz Elder
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Dallas, TX] : DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 1998.
  • Physical Details
    • 72 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • OCLC ocm40166961


  • Exhibition catalog.
  • "While the books and Bodmer prints you will see are part of DeGolyer library holdings, all the artifacts, photographs, and the Audubon prints are on loan from Mr. Burke ..."--P. 7.
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 55).


  • Preface -- Introduction -- Background -- Early fur trade in the American West -- Government exploration in the West -- The American Fur Company, Astoria, and the North West Company -- Hudson's Bay Company -- Trade goods -- Practitioners of the fur trade -- Language of the fur trade -- Liars and wannabes -- Panels of work by Karl Bodmer -- Hides -- Bibliography -- Appendix: Chronology of events in the development of the fur trade on the Mississippi River and the American Western frontier
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