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History, Trans-Mississippi American West

This guide cites primary and secondary sources relevant to the history of the United States west of the Mississippi River.

Trading and Exploration in the West

Buffalo land: an authentic narrative of the adventures and misadventures of a late scientific and sporting party upon the great plains of the West [microform]: By W.E. Webb, published in 1872. Located in Government Publications, Maps, and Microforms, 3rd floor, Brooks Library. Call number: MH-351, LAC 13349.

John Wesley Powell Collection (University of Utah): This collection comprises reports on the Powell expedition down the Colorado River in 1869.

The journals of Patrick Gass : member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
: Located in CWU Archives, 4th floor, Brooks Library. Call number: F592.5 .G2 1997.

Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
: Located in CWU Archives, 4th floor, Brooks Library. Call number: F592.4 2002.

Mountain Men and the Fur Trade: This site provides diaries, narratives, correspondence, photos, and maps revealing the history, traditions, tools, and mode of living, of trappers, explorers, and traders in the West.