American West

The Spanish Borderlands Frontier, 1513-1821

By John Francis Bannon
Illustrations by Ronald Ives

The classic history of the Spanish frontier from Florida to California.

Mining Frontiers of the Far West, 1848-1880

By Rodman Wilson Paul

The California Gold Rush was only the first of a series of rushes that brought the first permanent settlers to much of the Far West between 1848 and 1880. Despite a flood of popular writings on separate mining regions, this book is the first to view the entire movement as an integral part of the settlement process.

Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains

By H. D. Harrington
Illustrations by Y. Matsumura

This book is an excellent listing of the edible plants of the Rockies. It provides recipes for the preparation of beers and wines, jams and preserves, the cooking of greens and the preparation of dyes, as well as brief histories of the plants' uses by historic and prehistoric peoples.

The Santa Fe Trail

By R. L. Duffus

The lively history of this great trade artery is once more available.

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