Gregg's Commerce of the Prairies
Or, the Journal of a Sante Fe Trader, 1831-1839
By (author) Josiah Gregg
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Gregg's Commerce of the Prairies by Josiah Gregg
Book DescriptionJosiah Gregg's Commerce of the Prairie, published in 1844, is based largely upon entries made into his own journal over the nine years that he lived in Northern Mexico and traversed the Prairie as a proprietor in the Santa Fe Trade. In utilizing his entries to create this work, Gregg's aim is to provide readers with an account of the history and the ""present"" condition of trade in the new west and the people of the Prairies. As an amateur naturalist, Gregg's work describes the plant, animal, and mineral resources of the area, while also providing unique information on the Native American tribes of the region. The maps he included were prepared largely by himself, with ""portions of the country which I have not been able to observe myself, chiefly been laid down from manuscript maps kindly furnished me by experienced and reliable traders and trappers, and also from the maps prepared under the supervision of United States surveyors."" Gregg's love of the area is evident in his work, drawing readers in and giving them an unprecedented insight into the area and people around Santa Fe in the mid-nineteenth century."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781429002486
(235mm x 161mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Applewood Books
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Josiah Gregg
Commerce of the Prairies V2, Paperback / softback (September 2010)
Vol. 2: Eames Indian Collection
Commerce of the Prairies V1, Paperback / softback (September 2010)
Vol. 2: Eames Indian Collection
Gregg's Commerce of the Prairies, Paperback / softback (January 2007)
Josiah Gregg's 1844 Commerce of the Prairies, based largely upon his own journal entries, describes the plant, animal, and mineral resources of the area, while also providing unique information on the Native American tribes of the region.
Commerce of the Prairies, Paperback (July 2001)» View all books by Josiah Gregg
Gregg's epic account of early Santa Fe has been used as a guide by historians, naturalists, and sociologists because of its accuracy and detail.
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