×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Forts of the Upper Missouri
     

Forts of the Upper Missouri

by Robert G. Athearn
 

This book brings to life one of the most exciting eras in American history. In late 1819 Colonel Henry Atkinson led an expedition to explore the wilderness of the Upper Missouri and establish sites for a string of military posts, which would extend successful contacts with the Indians as well as exploit trade with British companies. The result of his

Overview

This book brings to life one of the most exciting eras in American history. In late 1819 Colonel Henry Atkinson led an expedition to explore the wilderness of the Upper Missouri and establish sites for a string of military posts, which would extend successful contacts with the Indians as well as exploit trade with British companies. The result of his efforts was a fort system which played a dramatic and significant role in the opening of the territories of the upper plains and the Rockies.

Editorial Reviews

Best Sellers
"An authoritative and pleasurable book. [This] narrative of the years 1818 to the late 1880s is peopled with altruists, drunkards, cheats, martinets, trappers, whiskey runners, and famous generals. Athearn's style makes it noteworthy."—Best Sellers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803257627
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska
Publication date:
01/28/1972
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Robert G. Athearn was a leading authority on the history of the Northern Plains and the Rocky Mountains.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews