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A rendezvous reader : tall, tangled, and true tales of the mountain men, 1805-1850

Author: James H Maguire; Peter Wild; Donald A Barclay
Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The accounts of the mountain men are spun from the experiences of a nation moving westward: a trapper returns from the dead; hunters feast on buffalo intestines served on a dirty blanket; a missionary woman is astounded by the violence and vulgarity of the trappers' rendezvous. These are just a few of the narratives, tall tales, and lies that make up A Rendezvous Reader. The writers represented in this book include  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Sources
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rendezvous reader.
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97010969
(OCoLC)36726740
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James H Maguire; Peter Wild; Donald A Barclay
ISBN: 0585159432 9780585159430
OCLC Number: 44964200
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Tall tales, amazing scenes, and trickery of the fur trade --
Heading for the mountains --
Trappers and their trade --
Mountain women --
Famous trappers --
Rendezvous --
Critics of the fur trade --
Indians --
Animals --
Missionaries --
Fur trappers in fiction --
Farewell to the mountain-man life.
Responsibility: edited by James H. Maguire, Peter Wild, and Donald A. Barclay.

Abstract:

The accounts of the mountain men are spun from the experiences of a nation moving westward: a trapper returns from the dead; hunters feast on buffalo intestines served on a dirty blanket; a missionary woman is astounded by the violence and vulgarity of the trappers' rendezvous. These are just a few of the narratives, tall tales, and lies that make up A Rendezvous Reader. The writers represented in this book include dyed-in-the-wool trappers, adventuring European nobles, upward-gazing Eastern missionaries, and just plain hacks who never unsheathed a Green River knife or traveled farther west than the Ohio River. What these writers have in common is that all helped create a uniquely American icon - the mountain man.

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