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The Resource Before Lewis and Clark : the story of the Chouteaus, the French dynasty that ruled America's frontier, Shirley Christian

Before Lewis and Clark : the story of the Chouteaus, the French dynasty that ruled America's frontier, Shirley Christian

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Before Lewis and Clark : the story of the Chouteaus, the French dynasty that ruled America's frontier
Title
Before Lewis and Clark
Title remainder
the story of the Chouteaus, the French dynasty that ruled America's frontier
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Christian
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The year was 1804. In the little French Creole village of St. Louis on the Mississippi River, where the brothers Auguste Pierre and Pierre (Cadet) Chouteau were the leading figures, there was great uncertainty about the future. Nevertheless, the Chouteaus and all of St. Louis welcomed Meriwether Lewis and William Clark as the two men prepared for their spring voyage up the Missouri River to explore the new lands and search for a route to the Pacific Ocean." "Before Lewis and Clark is the saga of the Chouteaus, the dynasty that guarded the gates to the West for three generations. From St. Louis, founded by the family four decades before the arrival of Lewis and Clark, the Chouteaus built fortunes as land speculators, financiers, Indian agents, and, above all, fur traders. The Chouteaus conquered the more-than-two-thousand-mile length of the Missouri River, put down the first European roots at the future site of Kansas City and in present-day Oklahoma, and left their names and imprints on lands stretching to the Canadian border."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christian, Shirley
Dewey number
977.8/6600441
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F474.S253
LC item number
A225 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French Americans
  • Businessmen
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pioneers
  • Chouteau family
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Missouri River Valley
  • Missouri River Valley
Label
Before Lewis and Clark : the story of the Chouteaus, the French dynasty that ruled America's frontier, Shirley Christian
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [439]-483) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Among a people of strange speech -- The first generation: Pierre Laclède Liguest -- Haughty children of the middle waters -- The business of St. Louis -- Auguste and Pierre, greatly loved and greatly feared -- New rulers, new ways -- Intrigues and possibilities -- Enveloped in a cloud of miseries -- Dreaming big--and stumbling -- The third generation -- Auguste and Pierre: men of property -- Pierre Jr.: gentle Creole, driven tycoon -- A.P. Chouteau: star-crossed hero -- François and Bérénice: together to a new place -- Pierre Jr.: position, advantage, and perhaps vanity
Control code
53434709
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780374110055
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003064176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)53434709
Label
Before Lewis and Clark : the story of the Chouteaus, the French dynasty that ruled America's frontier, Shirley Christian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [439]-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Among a people of strange speech -- The first generation: Pierre Laclède Liguest -- Haughty children of the middle waters -- The business of St. Louis -- Auguste and Pierre, greatly loved and greatly feared -- New rulers, new ways -- Intrigues and possibilities -- Enveloped in a cloud of miseries -- Dreaming big--and stumbling -- The third generation -- Auguste and Pierre: men of property -- Pierre Jr.: gentle Creole, driven tycoon -- A.P. Chouteau: star-crossed hero -- François and Bérénice: together to a new place -- Pierre Jr.: position, advantage, and perhaps vanity
Control code
53434709
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780374110055
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003064176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)53434709

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