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Author Hyde, Anne Farrar, 1960-

Title Empires, nations, and families : a history of the North American West, 1800-1860 / Anne F. Hyde.

Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  978.02 HYDE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 628 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series History of the American west.
History of the American West.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 563-596) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: St. Louis -- Michilimackinac -- Santa Fe -- The Pacific Coast -- Family Stories -- "Died Single" -- Why Fur and Why Families? -- Sources and Definitions -- Maps and Signposts -- pt. I Replacing a State: The Continental Web of Family Trade -- ch. 1 Families and Fur: The Personal World of the Early American West -- The Chouteau Family and the Missouri River World -- "Middle Ground" or "Native Ground"? -- "Tough Love" and Family Loyalty -- On the Trail of Wealth and Opportunity -- The Sublette Brothers and Their Family Business -- Chasing Fortune and Family -- Americans in Mexico, Californios in America -- Dangerous Places -- ch. 2 Fort Vancouver's Families: The Custom of the Country -- Cogs in the Fur Trade -- The Local and Global Communities of the Columbia -- The Metis World of John McLoughlin -- The Tentacles of International Trade -- The McLoughlins and the Company -- Life and Work on the Columbia -- Global Ambitions --
Contents note continued: The Fine Mesh of the Family Network -- Immigrants, Nations, and the Loss of a Family Empire -- Murder at Fort Stikine and Suicide in California -- ch. 3 Three Western Places: Regional Communities and Vecinidad -- William Bent's Border World -- Bent's Fort and Its Neighborhood -- Omens and Weddings -- Nortenos and Yanquis in Alta California -- Captain Sutter's New Helvetia -- Dinner and Diplomacy in Northern California -- Portents of Change -- Stephen Austin's Border World -- Planting Colonies in Texas -- Austin's Fractious Neighborhood -- pt. II Americans All: The Mixed World of Indian Country -- ch. 4 The Early West: The Many Faces of Indian Country -- Cherokee, Shawnee, and Osage -- The View from Fort Osage -- The View from St. Louis -- Change, Loss, and Warfare on the Missouri -- The Ankara War -- Metis and Half-Breed in an Anglo West -- ch. 5 Empires in Transition: Indian Country at Midcentury, 1825-1860 -- Counting Indians -- Expanding Power --
Contents note continued: The Santa Fe Trail -- Native Nations and Texas Revolution -- Retrenchment and Resistance -- The Osages and Accommodation on the Arkansas -- Good Fathers and the Fur Trade -- Captivity Tales and Epidemic Disease -- pt. III From Nations to Nation: Imposing a State, 1840---1865 -- ch. 6 Unintended Consequences: Families, Nations, and the Mexican War -- What If Guadalupe Boggs Married Teresina Carson? -- Questions of Citizenship and Identity -- Joseph Smith and the Origins of Mormonism -- Mexican Revolutions -- Continental Rumor Factories -- The Bent Family and the Vagaries of War -- Bent's Choice -- Brigham Young and the Choices of War -- Hard Choices in California -- The McLoughlins' Choice -- ch. 7 Border Wars: Disorder and Disaster in the 1850s -- The Evolving Fur Trade World -- Postwar Family and Business on the Arkansas -- Indian Wars in the Pacific Northwest -- Oregon's Bloody Legacy -- The Failure of Warfare and Washington's Native Nations --
Contents note continued: Nation Building in the Southwest -- Raising Families and Fighting Wars -- ch. 8 The State and Its Handmaidens: Imposing Order -- Civil Threats and the Mormons -- The Personal Politics of Polygamy and Theocracy -- The Almost War and the Massacre in Utah -- Conquest and Chaos in California -- A Nation of Squatters -- While Kansas Bled and Native People Fled -- The Pesky Details of Popular Sovereignty -- A National Horror Show -- The Minnesota Uprising of 1862 -- Sand Creek and the Bent Family Nightmare -- Epilogue: How It All Turned Out -- Sonoma -- Los Angeles -- Taos -- The Arkansas River -- Oregon -- St. Louis -- Kawsmouth.
Notes Bancroft Prize winner 2012 ; Pulitzer Prize in Letters history finalist 2012.
Subject Families -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Fur trade -- Social aspects -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Fur traders -- Family relationships -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Social conditions -- History -- 19th century.
Indians of North America -- Commerce -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Social aspects -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
West (U.S.) -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century.
Variant Title Empires, nations & families : a history of the North American West, 1800-1860.
Standard Number 40019416618
ISBN 9780803224056 (alk. paper)
0803224052 (alk. paper)