Bound for Santa Fe

Bound for Santa Fe

The Road to New Mexico and the American Conquest, 1806-1848

Book - 2002
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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.

Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780806133898
0806133899
Branch Call Number: 978 H999b 2002
Characteristics: xiii, 514 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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