Publication: University of Washington Press, 1968, Seattle & London
First edition. Cloth, maps on front and rear endpapers, ix, , 372 pp., preface, chapter footnotes, bibliographical essay, index. Preface by the author. Between 1850 and 1890 a thriving cattle industry on the open ranges of Oregon was supplying markets in British Columbia, California, and as far east as Chicago. This is an intricate account of that enterprise. Oliphant traces the development of markets and trade routes for Pacific Northwest Cattle, as well as describes the problems faced by cattlemen ... diseases, prairie fires, poisonous plants, rustling, severe weather, etc. Includes an informative chapter on the relations between cattlemen and Indians. "The best coverage of cattle raising in the Pacific Northwest. With impressive scholarship, Oliphant covers an important corner of the range industry which is often entirely overlooked...it would be impossible to imagine a more thorough history of a topic which was most difficult to research."--Bill Reese. Fine in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 33077