Publication: Clarkson N Potter, Inc, 1969, New York
First edition. 8vo. Cloth, xvi , 361 pp., acknowledgments, prologue. illustrated, 15 maps. bibliography, source notes, index. This thoroughly-researched and well-written work identifies the important role that many persons of mixed ancestry played as interpreters/guides for early explorers of the American Frontier. Matonabbee and his role in Samuel Hearne's early exploration; the contributions of George Drouillard and Toussaint Charbonneau to the Lewis & Clark Expedition; the fur-trade explorations of Manuel Lisa; the infamous Ed Rose and Ashley's fight with the Arikara; and Mountain man Jim Beckwourth are among the many examples cited. A fine, bright copy in very lightly rubbed dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 51589