Kit Carson and the Wild Frontier
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Kit Carson and the Wild Frontier by Ralph Moody
Book DescriptionIn 1826 an undersized sixteen-year-old apprentice ran away from a saddle maker in Franklin, Missouri, to join one of the first wagon trains crossing the prairie on the Santa Fe Trail. Kit Carson (1809-68) wanted to be a mountain man, and he spent his next sixteen years learning the paths of the West, the ways of its Native inhabitants, and the habits of the beaver, becoming the most successful and respected fur trapper of his time. From 1842 to 1848 he guided John C. Fremont's mapping expeditions through the Rockies and was instrumental in the U.S. military conquest of California during the Mexican War. In 1853 he was appointed Indian agent at Taos, and later he helped negotiate treaties with the Apaches, Kiowas, Comanches, Arapahos, Cheyennes, and Utes that finally brought peace to the southwestern frontier. Ralph Moody's biography of Kit Carson, appropriate for readers young and old, is a testament to the judgment and loyalty of the man who had perhaps more influence than any other on the history and development of the American West.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803283046
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ralph Moody
Riders of the Pony Express, Paperback (September 2004)
Prior to the Civil War, the fastest mail between the West Coast and the East took almost thirty days by stagecoach. Then businessman William Russell invested in a way to deliver mail between San Francisco and the farthest western railroad. This is an account of the eighteen months that the Pony Express operated between April 1860 and October 1861.
American Horses, Paperback (August 2004)
Based on research, this book tells the stories of the origins of the Morgan, the Standardbred, the American Saddle Horse, and the Tennessee Walking Horse as well as their progenitors - Figure, Messenger, Lady Suffolk, Cockspur, Denmark, Tom Hal, Copperbottom, and Roan Allen - and the breeders and fanciers who recognized their special qualities.
Stagecoach West, Paperback (June 1998)
Presents a comprehensive history of stagecoaching west of the Missouri. Starting with the evolution of overland passenger transportation, this title provides informative picture of western stagecoaching, from its early short runs through its rise with the gold rush, its zenith of 1858-68, and beyond.
Dry Divide, Paperback (June 1994)» View all books by Ralph Moody
Ralph Moody, just turned twenty, had only a dime in his pocket when he was put off a freight in western Nebraska. It was the Fourth of July in 1919. Three months later he owned eight teams of horses and rigs to go with them. This work illustrates the old-time virtues of hard work ingenuity, and respect for others.
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Author Biography - Ralph Moody
Western writer Ralph Moody (1898-1982) grew up in Carson territory in southeastern Colorado. He is the author of seventeen books, including Come on Seabiscuit! and his series Little Britches, all available in Bison Books editions.
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