Rocky Mountain Rendezvous: A History of the Fur Trade Rendezvous 1825-1840

Rocky Mountain Rendezvous: A History of the Fur Trade Rendezvous 1825-1840

Gowans, Fred R.; Edited by V. C. Osborne , Steve Harrison(illus.)

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Place Published: Provo, UT
Publisher: Brigham Young University
Date Published: 1976
Edition: First edition
Binding: Paperback
Book Id: 37925

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SIGNED. 308pp. Octavo [23 cm] Tan and brown pictorial softcover. Very good, with several small areas of soiling on the spine and covers. Internally, clean and bright.

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Cover and Illustrations by Steve Harrison. Maps and photographs by Fred R. Gowans. Signed, with best wishes, by Fred R. Gowans above the illustration on the title page. "The rendezvous was one of the most interesting developments of the fur trade in the Rocky Mountains. It arose from the necessity of carrying the trade into regions remote from navigable rivers, where boats could not carry the annual merchandise nor bring back the furs. The transportation was done by annual caravans from the States, and rendezvous were appointed for each year at points convenient for the trappers and Indians to meet the traders. These meetings were great events and form one of the most picturesque features of early frontier life in the far west." - From: Life, Letters and Travels of Father DeSmet 1801-1873, p. 216