The Chouteaus

The Chouteaus

First Family of the Fur Trade

eBook - 2008
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In the late eighteenth century, the vast, pristine land that lay west of the Mississippi River remained largely unknown to the outside world. The area beckoned to daring frontiersmen who produced the first major industry of the American West--the colorful but challenging, often dangerous fur trade. At the lead was an enterprising French Creole family that founded the city of St. Louis in 1763 and pushed forth to garner furs for world markets. Stan Hoig provides an intimate look into the lives of four generations of the Chouteau family as they voyaged up the Western rivers to conduct trade, a.
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780826343499
082634349X
0826343473
9780826343475
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 337 pages) : illustrations, maps

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