|Title||:||trappers and traders of the far west|
|Number of Pages||:||581 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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trappers and traders of the far west Reviews
This covers the Astor Expedition of 1810–1812, about a decade after the Lewis & Clark government sponsored one. After a crew sailed to the mouth of the Columbia River they were to establish fur trading agreements. It was financed by a New York businessman, John Jacob Astor, as part of his dream to control the global fur trade. Part of the crew engaged in fighting native peoples and all were killed after blowing up their ship the Tonquin. Another crew set out overland.
Chronicling the adventures of the Astor Expedition of 1810–1812, this is the tales of John Jacob Astor's dream to control the global fur trade. It is the accounts of two groups heading for the mouth of the Columbia River to establish fur trading agreements. One the ship the Tonquin, by sea. The second, out overland. "Here is exciting reporting with a sharp historical perspective."I really enjoyed this! A nice quick, two-hour read. :)