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Commerce of the Prairies

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Vol. 2: Eames Indian Collection
Paperback, 332 pages
Published September 23rd 2010 by Applewood Books (first published January 1844)
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Brent
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Interesting history of the southwest. Written by a seasoned trader from his journals and remembrances of commerce between the U.S. and northern Mexico over the Sante Fe trail in the 1830's and 1840's. A very comprehensive description of not only commerce on the prairie, but also the culture and governance of the districts of northern Mexico including the present day state of New Mexico and western Texas. Also detailed descriptions of the geography, geology, flora, and fauna of the region and dis ...more
Charles Connolly
'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.

Daniel Patitz
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Educational enjoyable

The book was informative about all facets of life on the Santa Ferris trail. Particularly the people, the natives, their habits and styles.
John Rhoads
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
High rated for educational value

I learned more from this one book than from many others combined..somewhat hard to believe in places, but trusted in the end.
Trent Rock
Apr 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my all time 1st person narratives about the Mountain Man Era.......
Wesley Redfield
Dec 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was published in 1844 by a trader on the Santa Fe Trail, and it is a must-read for anyone interested in complex history of the American southwest.
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