Item #28026 Siskiyou Trail: The Hudson's Bay Fur Company Route to California. The American Trail Series, Richard Dillon.

Siskiyou Trail: The Hudson's Bay Fur Company Route to California.

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The Hudson’s Bay Fur Company route to California was the fur trappers’ and traders’ road in the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s from Fort Vancouver (now in Washington State) to San Francisco and beyond. In quest chiefly of beaver and sea otters, men were lured from Quebec and Montreal, St. Louis and Lake Superior, Hudson Bay and Winnipeg, Taos and Santa Fe and Hawaii. Until publication of this book, there had been little documentation of the trail. Such giants of the route as Jedediah Smith and Peter Skene Ogden have come down in history. But the leaders on the trail made indifferent reporters at best and their followers—an ethnic crazy quilt of Englishmen, Scots, Irish, French-Canadians, Mexicans, black Americans, Iroquois, Abenaki, half-breeds, and kanakas from Hawaii —were lucky if they could write their names. Item #28026

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