History of early steamboat navigation on the Missouri River : life and adventures of Joseph La Barge, pioneer navigator and Indian trader for fifty years identified with the commerce of the Missouri Valley / by Hiram Martin Chittenden, captain Coprps of Engineers, U.S.A., author of "American Fur Trade of the Far West," "History of the Yellowstone National Park," etc. ; with maps and illustrations ; in two volumes.
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- Physical Description: 2 volumes (xiv, 461 pages) : illustrations (plates), map, portraits ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Francis P. Harper, 1903.
"Edition Limited to 950 Copies"--Title page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 449-461).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Vol. 1: Ancestry of Captain La Barge -- Childhood and youth -- Enters the fur trade -- Cholera on the 'Yellowstone' -- Further service at Cabanné's -- Last year at Cabanné's -- Captain La Barge in 'Opposition' -- The Missouri River -- Kinds of boats used on the Missouri -- Steamboat navigation on the Missouri River -- The steamboat in the fur trade -- Voyage of 1843 -- Voyage of 1844 -- Changed conditions -- Incidents on the river (1845-50) -- Incidents on the river (1851-53) -- Ice break-up of 1856 -- The head of navigation reached -- Fort Benton -- Abraham Lincoln on the Missouri.
Vol 2: The Civil War -- Gold in Montana -- Incidents on the river (1862-67) -- La Barge again in opposition -- Voyage of 1863: The Tobacco Garden Massacre -- The Blackfoot annuities -- Collapse of the La Barge-Harkness opposition -- Captain La Barge in Montana -- Captain La Barge in Washington -- The Indian of the Missouri Valley -- The Army on the Missouri -- The steamboat in the Indian Wars -- The Peace Commission of 1856 -- The murder of Captain Spear -- The battle with the railroads -- Last voyages to Fort Benton -- Declining years -- Destiny of the Missouri River.
Howes, W. U.S.iana, 1650-1950 (1962 edition), C391
Newberry Library. Catalogue of the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana, 697
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