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The Prairie Traveler - A Hand Book for Overland Expeditions with Maps, Illustrations and Itineraries of the Principal Routes Between the Mississippi a Randolph Barnes Marcy

The Prairie Traveler - A Hand Book for Overland Expeditions with Maps, Illustrations and Itineraries of the Principal Routes Between the Mississippi a

Randolph Barnes Marcy

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ISBN : 9781406795363
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288 pages
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Originally published in 1859, The Prairie Traveler became the principal manual for westward bound pioneers. Filled with helpful information that was essential for safe passage West, today the book is a fascinating view of the strenuous and hazardousMoreOriginally published in 1859, The Prairie Traveler became the principal manual for westward bound pioneers. Filled with helpful information that was essential for safe passage West, today the book is a fascinating view of the strenuous and hazardous life faced by prairie travelers. At the time he wrote the book, Randolph B. Marcy (1812-1889) was a Captain of the U.S. Army. Because he was an excellent writer and had spent most of his military career in the American West, Marcy was asked by the War Department to write this guide. Contents Include: Routes- First Aid - Recommended Clothing - Shelter - Provisions - Wagon Maintenance and the selection and Care of Horses - Information Concerning the Habits of Indians