Ranchers, Homesteaders and Traders: Frontiersmen of the South-Central States

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(18906)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Buy from the best: 4,000,000 items shipped to delighted customers. We have 1,000,000 unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(18906)

Condition: Good
Buy from the best: 4,000,000 items shipped to delighted customers. We have 1,000,000 unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(3759)

Condition: Very Good
Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Selection as wide as the Mississippi.

Ships from: St Louis, MO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(22597)

Condition: Good
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$7.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(16)

Condition: Like New
Minneapolis, Minnesota 2001 Hardcover First As New. No Dj First printing of the first edition. Biographical sketscs of Henry de Tonty, Auguste Choteau, Daniel Boone, John ... Devier, Steven Austin, Sam Houston, and Eli Thayer. Pictorial boards. Illustrated bibliography, index. No flaws, GIFT QUALITY. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Houston, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Several Native American civilizations, dating back to 500 B.C., occupied what are now the south-central states of the United States. This book is about seven men and the territories they helped control—the Frenchmen Henry de Tonty, the first settlement in Arkansas, and Auguste Chouteau, St. Louis, Missouri; the American's Sam Houston, the fight for Texas, Eli Thayer, bleeding Kansas, Daniel Boone, the settlement of Kentucky, Stephen Austin, the colonization of Texas, and John Sevier, the founding of Tennessee. Although their goals differed, their achievements resulted in the exploration and settlement of what was "once America's western frontier." The men are fascinating subjects and the book presents American history at its most exciting time. But, the author's prose is uninspired and he is too intent on cramming in as many facts as possible; instead of using colorful detail and anecdotes to expand his material, he assaults his audience with detail upon detail. For example, Henry de Tonty and Robert de La Salle erected a fort in order to survive the winter in Illinois. "Some idea of the hardships they faced can be gained from the fort's name, Crevecoeur, which means 'heartbreak' in French." What hardships? How did they survive? Or, the following autumn, Tonty is attacked, seriously wounded and imprisoned by the Iroquois Indians. "Finally he managed to escape." What kind of wounds did he sustain and how did he escape? Either Mr. Doherty should have written a longer book or chosen fewer subjects. There are many interesting sidebars and descriptive captions on the black-and-white illustrations, as well as an excellent timeline. The book is part of "Shaping America" series.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Beginning with a brief introduction, Doherty traces the history of the settlement of various frontier lands through a study of the lives and achievements of seven men: Henry de Tonty (Arkansas), Auguste Chouteau (Missouri), Daniel Boone (Kentucky), John Sevier (Tennessee), Stephen Austin and Sam Houston (Texas), and Eli Thayer (Kansas). Each chapter begins with an interesting episode in the life of the explorer or pioneer. Black-and-white drawings, photographs, and maps provide points of reference. The subjects come alive through the use of quotes from the men themselves, or from people who knew them. Each biographical sketch includes a short section on the history of the area, strategically placed to enhance readers' understanding of that particular geographic location. Although the focus is on the featured men, other explorers and settlers are mentioned. A contrast of the treatment of Native Americans by the French and by the Colonists is vividly shown. The relentless push to the West by settlers, with little or no regard for the Native Americans, is clearly described. This book provides a well-rounded presentation of the history of this area of the United States.-Lana Miles, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781881508533
  • Publisher: Oliver Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Shaping America Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.16 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)