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Trails of Historic New Mexico: Routes Used by Indian, Spanish and American Travelers through 1886
     

Trails of Historic New Mexico: Routes Used by Indian, Spanish and American Travelers through 1886

by Hunt Janin, Ursula B. Carlson
 

This is a survey of the major historic trails of New Mexico and other parts of the American Southwest. These trails were used by Indians, prospectors, soldiers, buffalo hunters, immigrants, and cattle and sheep drovers, and, unlike other, more famous Western trails, were used as a network of two-way trade routes instead of one-way avenues for westward migration.

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This is a survey of the major historic trails of New Mexico and other parts of the American Southwest. These trails were used by Indians, prospectors, soldiers, buffalo hunters, immigrants, and cattle and sheep drovers, and, unlike other, more famous Western trails, were used as a network of two-way trade routes instead of one-way avenues for westward migration. Introductory chapters highlight prehistoric Indian trails, Spanish exploration, and Pecos as a microcosm of the old Southwest. Each subsequent chapter covers an individual trail, describing its history and some of the people who used it. A chronology of New Mexico’s history and trail system is included, as are maps of the most important trails.

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Wild West History Journal
easy to read, well organized...chapter dealing Kit Carson and the Navajos' Long Walk is exceptional and is worth the price of the book
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“easy to read, well organized...chapter dealing Kit Carson and the Navajos’ Long Walk is exceptional and is worth the price of the book”—Wild West History Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786440108
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Hunt Janin is an American writer living in southwestern France. He has written numerous nonfiction and scholarly books on a range of subjects, including medieval history and cross-cultural studies. Ursula Carlson is a professor emerita at Western Nevada College, Carson City, Nevada.

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