Commerce of the Prairies
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Commerce of the Prairies by Josiah Gregg

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Published by Univ of Nebraska Pr .
Written in English


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Bison Book

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Number of Pages375
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Open LibraryOL7905437M
ISBN 100803250762
ISBN 109780803250765

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His Commerce of the Prairies, which came out in two volumes in , was an immediate success. It went through two new editions in , later a fourth and fifth edition, and in appeared in a sixth edition under a different : Josiah Gregg. Written as a scrupulously accurate guidebook to the prairies and as an authoritative account of the early Santa Fe trade, Commerce of the Prairies has been a favorite of historians, ethnologists, naturalists, and collectors of Western Americana for generations. But Gregg’s masterpiece is not for specialists alone: its vivid descriptions of desert mirages, wagon caravans, Indian alarms . 'Commerce of the Prairies' describes wagon train travel, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, south, into Mexico, in the early eighteen hundreds, as Native American's were driven Westward, from the East Coast. Long descriptive sentences and colorful archaic language kept me in my easy chair.4/5. Josiah Gregg based this classic book about the origin and development of the Santa Fe trade, first published in , on notes he kept during his own journeys to Santa Fe. Full of personal observations and anecdotes, as well as historical information, the book remains a definitive resource on the Trail and the trade it fostered.

Commerce of the Prairies: or, The journal of a Santa Fé trader, – was written by Josiah Gregg (–), a merchant, explorer, naturalist, and author who described his travels and adventures throughout the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. He is most famous for this book, a classic description of his early travels along the Santa Fe Trail to Santa Fe, then along . "Reprint of the second edition, New York, "--v. 19, p. []. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of New York edition with title: Commerce of the prairies, or The journal of a Santa Fé trader, during eight expeditions across the great western prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years in northern Mexico. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. A CORNERSTONE OF WESTERN AMERICANA AND “A CARTOGRAPHIC LANDMARK”: GREGG’S COMMERCE OF THE PRAIRIES, WITH IMPORTANT LARGE MAP. GREGG, Josiah. Commerce of the Prairies: Or the Journal of a Santa Fe Trader, During Eight Expeditions Across the Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico. Get this from a library! Commerce of the prairies. [Josiah Gregg] -- Gregg made eight trading trips to Santa Fe from to He described in detail the life and history of the Southwest and northern Mexico.

Commerce of the prairies: or, The journal of a Santa Fé trader, during eight expeditions across the great western prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years in northern Mexico , J. W. Moore. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . Gregg's book Commerce of the Prairies, published in two volumes in , was an account of his time spent as a trader on the Santa Fe Trail from to and includes commentary on the geography, botany, geology, and culture of New Mexico. Gregg wrote about local people and described Indian culture and artifacts. The book established Gregg's literary : J , Overton County, Tennessee.   A detailed yet lively chronicle, Commerce of the Prairies takes the reader back to a bygone era. At a time before the automobile or interstate commerce ignited the dynamism of an industrialized United States, there were individual merchants, traders and citizens working toward making their own lives and societies more prosperous and : CreateSpace Publishing.