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This encyclopedic guide to the equipment of the trappers and fur traders who opened the Old West is a unique reference work that can be classified either as history or as archaeology. It describes and discusses hundreds of iron artifactsrifles, shotguns, hatchets, axes, knives, traps, and miscellaneous toolsused by the mountain men from the early 1800s to the mid 1840s.Thi ...more
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Published August 1st 1977 by University of New Mexico Press
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Greg Strandberg
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Wow, what a great book! You get tons of illustrations of the weapons, tools, traps, boats, and even forts that Russell talks about. I for one could not believe the number of axes.

I liked the section on frontier blacksmiths and there are good illustrations of this too. The depictions of beaver traps, float sticks, and how it all happened is great.

If you're interested in the nitty-gritty details of the fur trade, this book is for you. Also has a wonderful introduction that profiles the whole trad
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Carl Parcher Russell was a historian, ecologist, and administrator. He joined the National Park Service (NPS) in 1923 as a Naturalist in Yosemite National Park. In 1931 he received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Michigan. He served as an officer for the NPS for 34 years, from 1923 until his retirement in 1957. He was the Chief Naturalist of Yosemite from 1923 to 1929. He specialized in ...more

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