Bound for Santa Fe: The Road to New Mexico and the American Conquest, 1806-1848

Bound for Santa Fe: The Road to New Mexico and the American Conquest, 1806-1848

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by Stephen G. Hyslop
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806133899

ISBN-13: 9780806133898

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Draws on eyewitness accounts to tell the story of the fabled Santa Fe Trail

For nearly half a century, the Santa Fe Trail served as an avenue of exchange, where transactions ranged from friendly give-and-take to guarded trade to lethal attempts to settle scores. In 1846, the trail became the means for American seizure of Mexican territory—yet the

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Draws on eyewitness accounts to tell the story of the fabled Santa Fe Trail

For nearly half a century, the Santa Fe Trail served as an avenue of exchange, where transactions ranged from friendly give-and-take to guarded trade to lethal attempts to settle scores. In 1846, the trail became the means for American seizure of Mexican territory—yet the economic and cultural exchanges continued even in the midst of war. In Bound for Santa Fe, Stephen G. Hyslop draws on eyewitness accounts to retrace the journey from Missouri to New Mexico, weaving together nearly one hundred accounts by scores of people who traveled the trail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806133898
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Pt. 1The Santa Fe Trail as an Avenue of Exchange (1806-1848)1
1The Ambiguous Venture of Zebulon Pike (1806-1807)3
2Many Nations to Contend With (1808-1821)21
3Foundations of the Trade (1821-1829)33
4Authors on the Trail (1829-1848)52
Pt. 2The Road to New Mexico (1821-1846)81
5Embarking from St. Louis83
6Franklin: Cradle of the Trade99
7The Lure of Independence111
8Rendezvous at Council Grove130
9Into Buffalo Country148
10Conflict at the Crossing162
11Out along the Cimarron181
12Bent's Fort and Beyond192
13Coming into New Mexico229
14Accommodation in the Marketplace255
15Paths to Conflict275
Pt. 3The American Conquest (1846-1848)303
16Gathering at Bent's Fort305
17A Bloodless Bid for Santa Fe325
18The Travails of Occupation343
19Reckoning by the Rio Grande370
20Uprising at Taos381
21Descent to Chihuahua404
22Costs and Consequences424
Notes437
Bibliography481
Index494

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Provides an excellent understanding of life on the trail. The reader will believe they have been transported back in time. Great synopsis of differences between white, Indian, and Hispanic cultures.