The Beginning of the West Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West 1540-1854

Barry, Louise

Published by Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, 1972
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Jayhawker Special Collections (Lawrence, KS, U.S.A.)

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Unclipped, pictorial DJ lightly soiled/spotted w/ small tears/creases along extremities. Square, tight binding w/ square corners. Light green cloth boards w/ gilt titling on spine. Map paste-downs, gift inscription from Nyle Miller, KSHS Exec Dir on 1/2 Title Pg, SIGNED by AUTHOR on Title Pg, otherwise, clean, bright and unmarked throughout. 1295+1 pps, publ date on Title Pg matches c on verso (presumed 1st Ed), facs, illus's, photos, maps, index, append. A mammoth history of Kansas starting w/ Coronado's search for Quivira (one of the seven cities of Cibola) that also documents the movements of french explorers and traders as they moved up the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, missionaries, explorers of the great west, such as Lewis and Clark and Zebulon Pike, wars by and between indian tribes, and the establishment of military outposts, all prior to its becoming a territory. Fascinating treatise discusses even little known historical findings such as the plains Apaches and the Pueblos. And, according to Rittenhouse, incl's " perhaps the single most useful reference source on the SFT since Gregg, Webb and Wilder" .Rittenhouse 22. Bookseller Inventory # 000269

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Title: The Beginning of the West Annals of the ...

Publisher: Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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