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Commerce Of The Prairies

The Journal Of A Santa Fe Trader

by Josiah Gregg

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • United States - West - General,
  • Travel / United States / West / General,
  • Travel : Essays & Travelogues,
  • Travel - United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages464
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10513582M
    ISBN 100548099863
    ISBN 109780548099865

      Written as a scrupulously accurate guidebook to the prairies and as an authoritative account of the early Santa Fe trade, Commerce of the Prairies has been a favorite of historians, ethnologists, naturalists, and collectors of Western Americana for Gregg’s masterpiece is not for specialists alone: its vivid descriptions of desert mirages, . Commerce of the prairies: or, The journal of a Santa v - Full View | HathiTrust Digital Library | HathiTrust Digital Library. About this Book Catalog Record Details. Commerce of the prairies: or, The journal of a Santa v Gregg, Josiah. View full catalog record.

    Mackinaw blankets are referenced by Josiah A. Gregg in his book Commerce of the Prairies about trade on the Santa Fe Trail. He notes that these were contraband, subject to confiscation by customs officers, but that they could be concealed between the double layers of Osnaburg sheet fabrics which formed the roof of covered cargo wagons. Historians and hobbyists of the Santa Fe Trail love Josiah Gregg's Commerce of the Prairies, I think, because it's (a) a first-person account from when the trail was still young in the s, (b) decently written and researched, and (c) contains detailed descriptions of seemingly trivial mentions like the types of wagons used, what jobs people held or vegetation encountered/5(32).

    In the early s Josiah Gregg was a sickly intellectual who decided to travel the Santa Fe Trail in order to restore his health. He ended up journeying back and forth along the trail four times in the next nine years, and he compiled Commerce of the Prairies from the experiences of these years as an explorer and trader. Book Title Commerce of the prairies:or, the journal of a Santa Fé trader, during eight expeditions across the great western prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years in northern Mexico. By.


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Historians and hobbyists of the Santa Fe Trail love Josiah Gregg's Commerce of the Prairies, I think, because it's (a) a first-person account from when the trail was still young in the s, (b) decently written and researched, and (c) contains detailed descriptions of seemingly trivial mentions like the types of wagons used, what jobs people held or vegetation by: Written as Commerce Of The Prairies book scrupulously accurate guidebook to the prairies and as an authoritative account of the early Santa Fe trade, Commerce of the Prairies has been a favorite of historians, ethnologists, naturalists, and collectors of Western Americana for Gregg’s masterpiece is not for specialists alone: its vivid descriptions of desert mirages, wagon caravans, Indian alarms /5(31).

His Commerce of the Prairies, which came out in two volumes inwas an immediate success. It went through two new editions inlater a fourth and fifth edition, and in appeared in a sixth edition under a different : Josiah Gregg. Written as a scrupulously accurate guidebook to the prairies and as an authoritative account of the early Santa Fe trade, Commerce of the Prairies has been a favorite of historians, ethnologists, naturalists, and collectors of Western Americana for generations.

But Gregg’s masterpiece is not for specialists alone: its vivid descriptions of desert mirages, wagon caravans, Indian alarms. 'Commerce of the Prairies' describes wagon train travel, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, south, into Mexico, in the early eighteen hundreds, as Native American's were driven Westward, from the East Coast.

Long descriptive sentences and colorful archaic language kept me in my easy chair.4/5. Josiah Gregg based this classic book about the origin and development of the Santa Fe trade, first published inon notes he kept during his own journeys to Santa Fe. Full of personal observations and anecdotes, as well as historical information, the book remains a definitive resource on the Trail and the trade it fostered.

Commerce of the Prairies: or, The journal of a Santa Fé trader, – was written by Josiah Gregg (–), a merchant, explorer, naturalist, and author who described his travels and adventures throughout the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.

He is most famous for this book, a classic description of his early travels along the Santa Fe Trail to Santa Fe, then along. "Reprint of the second edition, New York, "--v. 19, p. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of New York edition with title: Commerce of the prairies, or The journal of a Santa Fé trader, during eight expeditions across the great western prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years in northern Mexico.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. A CORNERSTONE OF WESTERN AMERICANA AND “A CARTOGRAPHIC LANDMARK”: GREGG’S COMMERCE OF THE PRAIRIES, WITH IMPORTANT LARGE MAP. GREGG, Josiah. Commerce of the Prairies: Or the Journal of a Santa Fe Trader, During Eight Expeditions Across the Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico.

Get this from a library. Commerce of the prairies. [Josiah Gregg] -- Gregg made eight trading trips to Santa Fe from to He described in detail the life and history of the Southwest and northern Mexico. Commerce of the prairies: or, The journal of a Santa Fé trader, during eight expeditions across the great western prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years in northern MexicoJ.

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Gregg's book Commerce of the Prairies, published in two volumes inwas an account of his time spent as a trader on the Santa Fe Trail from to and includes commentary on the geography, botany, geology, and culture of New Mexico.

Gregg wrote about local people and described Indian culture and artifacts. The book established Gregg's literary : JOverton County, Tennessee. A detailed yet lively chronicle, Commerce of the Prairies takes the reader back to a bygone era. At a time before the automobile or interstate commerce ignited the dynamism of an industrialized United States, there were individual merchants, traders and citizens working toward making their own lives and societies more prosperous and : CreateSpace Publishing.

Volume 1 of Commerce of the Prairies, Josiah Gregg Volume 1 of Commerce of the Prairies: Or, The Journal of a Santa Fé Trader, During Eight Expeditions Across the Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico, Josiah Gregg Volume 1 of Commerce of the Prairies: Or, The Journal of a Santa F e Trader, Josiah Gregg.

Josiah A. Gregg, an experienced trader on the plains of western North America, details here the caravan networks and exchange of goods across the vast prairie lands in the s and s.

A detailed yet lively chronicle, Commerce of the Prairies takes the reader back to a bygone era. At a time before the automobile or interstate commerce Price Range: $ - $1, Commerce of the Prairies (American Exploration and Travel Series) by Gregg, Josiah and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Written as a scrupulously accurate guidebook to the prairies and as an authoritative account of the early Santa Fe trade, Commerce of the Prairies has been a favorite of historians, ethnologists, naturalists, and collectors of Western Americana for generations.

But Gregg’s Pages: The Commerce of the Prairies by Josiah Gregg. University of Nebraska Press, Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.

COMMERCE OF THE PRAIRIES by Josiah Gregg KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS Transcribed by DICK TAYLOR and JOHN MAIER; produced by JOHN MAIER, DICK TAYLOR, LYNN NELSON, and SUSAN STAFFORD.

COMMERCE of the PRAIRIES. by JOSIAH A. GREGG Published in and TABLE of CONTENTS. Preface. Volume I. Chapter I. Origin and. Josiah Gregg's Commerce of the Prairies has been hailed by some as the greatest book about the American West. Published inGregg's book recorded the difficult task of overland travel and painted an optimistic picture of emigrant trains .Commerce of the Prairies eBook: Gregg, Josiah: : Kindle Store.

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