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81. Fur Traders as Empire-Builders Fur Traders as Empire-Builders April//1909 History of the Missouri Fur Company and the fur trade in general west of the Mississippi River covering mainly the years between 1800 and 1850. Descriptions of several early explorers, such as Manuel Lisa...

82. Fur, Fortune, and Empire Fur, Fortune, and Empire 2010 The author "traces the dramatic rise and fall of the American fur industry, from the first Dutch encounters with the Indians to the rise of the conservation movement in the late nieteenth century."

83. George C. Yount George C. Yount 1997 Biographical chapter about George C. Yount, or George Yount (1794-1865), a Southwestern fur trader. He was a native of North Carolina raised near Cape Girardeau, Missouri, becoming engaged in the War of...

84. Hardy as Bears Hardy as Bears March 1, 2006 Series of photographs, with biographical annotations, of famous fur trappers and mountain men. Pictured are James P. Beckwourth, Alexis Godey, "Pierre," William Bent, James Baker, Jim Bridger, and Mariano...

85. Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas 1935 Description of the "Four Houses" trading post of 1820, the "oldest, and possibly the principal one of these trading posts. ..located at the present site of Bonner Springs."

86. History of Early Steamboat Navigation on the Missouri River: Life and Adventures of Joseph La Barge History of Early Steamboat Navigation on the Missouri River: Life and Adventures of Joseph La Barge 1903 Book about the steamship travels on the Missouri River by Captain Joseph La Barge from the 1830s to the 1860s, involved with the fur trade especially, with illustrations and photos.

87. In Search of Furs and Freedom: African-Americans on the Santa Fe Trail In Search of Furs and Freedom: African-Americans on the Santa Fe Trail August, 2004 Article describes the Santa Fe Trail involvement of African-Americans. The author specifically details the use of black slaves in the fur trade, as well as naming individuals of African descent who lived...

88. Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, c. 1827-1844: With Emphasis On Independence As Staging Area Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, c. 1827-1844: With Emphasis On Independence As Staging Area For Westward Commercial Movements 1971 A 246-page thesis toward a master's degree from the University of Washington about the role of Independence in 1827-1844 as an outfitting post and starting point for western migration and commerce, including...

89. Indian Affairs: Note by the Editor of the Register Indian Affairs: Note by the Editor of the Register August/14/1819 Editorial (by H. Niles) about the needs for protection and new government posts for "Missouri fur traders" and lead miners on the western frontier from Indian attacks.

90. Indian Treaty Signed at Ft. Osage November 10, 1808 Indian Treaty Signed at Ft. Osage November 10, 1808 Series of manuscripts (numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4) about Fort Osage, its fur trading "factory system" with the Osage Indians, and its protective function against the Indians' hostilities.

91. James Kipp: Upper Missouri River Fur Trader and Missouri Farmer James Kipp: Upper Missouri River Fur Trader and Missouri Farmer 2011 Article detailing the life of James Kipp, "a prominent member of two successive fur-trading companies: the short-lived Columbia Fur Company and its successor, the Upper Missouri Outfit of the American...

92. James MacKay: International Explorer James MacKay: International Explorer April 2008 The authors of this article state that the discovery of manuscript collections in both the New York Historical Society and the Illinois State Depository help to give evidence of MacKay's role in the country's...

93. Jedediah Smith Jedediah Smith May 24, 1905 Portrait and chapter of the book about Jedediah Strong Smith, or Jedediah Smith (1799-1831), a prominent fur trapper and explorer of the far west. Native of New York raised in New England and moving to...

94. Jeep Trails to Colorado Ghost Towns Jeep Trails to Colorado Ghost Towns 1963 Description of the establishment of a Colorado fur trading stockade by the Bent brothers, trappers for the American Fur Company in the 1820s, before "constructing the better known Bent's Fort on the Arkansas"...

95. Jim Baker Jim Baker Information about Jim Baker (1818-187?), an explorer of the West involved in the fur trade in the Rocky Mountains with a cabin on the Little Snake River valley in Colorado.

96. Jim Bridger Jim Bridger May 21, 1905 Photo and chapter of the book about Jim Bridger (1804-1881), "guide, mountaineer, trapper, and Indian fighter," buried in Kansas City. Illustration of his "home in Kansas City, Missouri" by "C. M. Ismert,...

97. Jim Bridger Collection Finding Aid Jim Bridger Collection Finding Aid 1804-1881 This one box, 16 folder collection includes photographs, photocopied correspondence, newspaper clippings, and charts. The 24 photographs in this collection are primarily of Bridger relatives including...

98. John Colter John Colter 1971 Chapter about John Colter (ca. 1774-1813), a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, "remembered as the white discoverer of that land of steaming wonders--The Yellowstone, now our oldest and largest...

99. John Newman: "A Man of Uncommon Activity and Bodily Strength" John Newman: "A Man of Uncommon Activity and Bodily Strength" November 2008 A member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition or Corps of Discovery, John Newman is primarily remembered for "his court martial and subsequent expulsion from the Corps of Discovery." The article relates the...

100. John Robertson John Robertson May 22, 1905 Photo and chapter of the book about John Robertson (ca. 1805-1882), a mountain man also known as Jack Robinson, the "first permanent settler in southwestern Wyoming and a fur trader in the region for some...