General Publishing Co., Ltd., 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight 8vo, 361pp. Red cloth covers are clean and neat, slight bumping to spine ends. Dust jacket is very nice in Mylar, with one short closed tear to top edge near spine top. Very Good + / very good. Item #17493
The history of the interpreters; Native American Indians and half-breeds, guides, and frontiersmen (often Frenchmen) who helped to open the American frontier with more than 50 illustrations and 15 maps. Contains the Search for the Strait of Anian in 1500-1772, the Hudson's Bay Company from 1670-1770, Matonabbee and his wives, the Lewis and Clark men, the River Traders and Mountain men, such as Pierre Dorion, Ed Rose, the Arikara-Ashley fight, the Missouri Legion, James Beckwourth, the First Mountain Fair in 1825, and much much more.