The Genesis of Missouri

The Genesis of Missouri

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The story of the blending of diverse cultures in a land rich in resources and beauty is an extraordinary one. In this account, the pioneer hunters, trappers, and traders who roamed the Ozark hills and the boatmen who traded on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers take their place beside the small coterie of St. Louisans whose wealth and influence enabled them to dominate the region politically and economically. Especially appealing for many readers will be the attention Foley gives to common Missourians, to the status of women and blacks, and to Indian-white relations.Indians warmly welcomed the French party and enthusiastically endorsed DutisnAca#39;s proposals for forming an alliance and opening regular trade. ... they signaled their irritation over his discussions with the Wichitas by refusing to furnish a guide for his homea€” ward trek. DutisnAc had not discovered any gold or silver mines, nor had he reached the Padoucas, but he did bring back a great deal of informationanbsp;...

Title:The Genesis of Missouri
Author: William E. Foley
Publisher:University of Missouri Press - 2014-03-12

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