The prairie traveler: a handbook for overland expeditions

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The first and finest handbook for travelers of the Old American West. First published in 1859, The Prairie Traveler was the indispensable book for looking to follow the American dream, pull up stakes, head into the wilderness of the frontier, and build a new life out West. With the official blessing of the US War Department, Randolph Marcy, a captain in the US Army, published The Prairie Traveler as the ultimate guide for these pioneers, covering everything from the best way to move wagons over hostile terrain and what to pack, to describing over thirty-four different trails to be taken and the dangers one may face on the way. Captain Marcy also passes on the knowledge he gained from local Indian tribes, from how to cook and wage war to their subtle tribal differences and customs. The Prairie Traveler stands as an important piece of early American literature, and as a fascinating presentation of the now-lost Wild West: its perils, its rewards, and ultimately, the achievements of those who worked hard to survive. Captain Marcy's guide remains the essential guide for those who wish to discover the trials and tribulations of the early pioneers of America, and it is an indispensable addition to any historical collection. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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display_descriptionMaps, illustrations and itineraries of the principal routes between the Mississippi and the Pacific.
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ils:.b40889245BookBooksEnglishTime-Life Books, 1981.xiii, 340 pages : illustrations, maps. ; 21 cm.
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seriesClassics of the Old West
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subject_facetElectronic books
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- History -- 19th century -- Guidebooks
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel
title_displayThe prairie traveler ; : a handbook for overland expeditions
title_fullThe prairie traveler : a handbook for overland expeditions [electronic resource] / Randolph B. Marcy
The prairie traveler ; a handbook for overland expeditions Marcy, Randolph B. (Randolph Barnes), 1812-1887.
title_shortThe prairie traveler
title_suba handbook for overland expeditions
topic_facetDescription and travel
Electronic books
Overland journeys to the Pacific