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Dumas, Marti

Summary: "Introduces the reader to women in the old West"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, An imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 DUM

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 DUM

Kalman, Bobbie.

Summary: This book introduces the life and times of the people from the Old West describing their homes, jobs, tools, clothes, and travel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978 KAL

Krohn, Katherine E.

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in the American West from the 1840s to the 1890s, examining the clothing and accessories of Native Americans, early pioneers, and the men and women of different social classes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-first Century Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 KRO

Hockensmith, Steve

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: At the National Museum of American History, Eric, Dominique, Aday, and Josephine enlist the help of Gilbert Stuart, John Trumbull, and Thomas Jefferson to thwart a plan to turn the United States into a monarchy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2017

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Pagnamenta, Peter.

Summary: Recounts the lives and adventures of British aristocrats who explored and settled in the American West between 1830 and 1890, becoming landowners and making social adjustments to rub elbows with fur traders, Indians, and buffalo.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 PAG

Todras, Ellen H.

Summary: Investigates how early settlers traveled west towards the Pacific in wagon trains, and examines the hardships they faced and the towns they founded.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kingfisher 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 TOD

Summary: Tom Bodett explores the trails that extended America's frontiers. He follows the footsteps and wagon ruts of rugged pioneers, dauntless homesteaders, reclusive mountain men, and stop-at-nothing gold hunters as they explored, settled, and worked the new land.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2002

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6 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 AME 1
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Call number: 917.3 AME 6

Lassieur, Allison.

Summary: "Describes the people and events of the age of the Wild West in the year 1876. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of an outlaw, a lawman, and a fortune-seeker in Deadwood, Dakota Territory"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LAS BASKET

Ashworth, William

Summary: "In this narrative, William Ashworth tells the history of the Ogallala, from its formation after the retreat of the glaciers to its uncertain future. The most dramatic part of that history deals with efforts to exploit the hidden waters, starting with the primitive wells of long-vanished tribes, through the invention of the center-pivot sprinkler, and on to ever more sophisticated extraction...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 553.79 ASH

Graham, Ian

Summary: A humorous look at the U.S. biggest construction project, the building of the transcontinental railroad and the laborers needed, the working conditions, and the low pay.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: F. Watts 2001

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set You Wouldn't 331.7 Graham 2001

McLynn, Frank.

Summary: In all the sagas of human migration, few can top the drama of the journey by midwestern farmers to Oregon and California in the years 1840-49. Seeking the promised land, these travelers trekked two thousand miles by covered wagon from Missouri to their destinations on the Pacific coast. Although they used mountain men as guides, they went almost literally into the unknown, braving dangers from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 MCL

Gwynne, S. C. (Samuel C.)

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Describes the actions of both whites and Comanches during a 40-year war over territory, in a story that begins with the kidnapping of a white girl, who grew up to marry a Comanche chief and have a son, Quanah, who became a great warrior.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.004 GWY

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 978.004 Gwynne 2010

Gwynne, S. C. (Samuel C.)

Summary: A historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor 2010

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 978.004 GWY

Combs, Harry.

Summary: The Scout returns to the early 1900's to continue Cat Brules' unforgetable story: hard and gritty, wry with a cowboy's humor, and true to the spirit of those who loved the West.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dell 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: WES COM

McMurtry, Larry.

Contents: The West without chili -- Inventing the West -- Chopping down the sacred tree -- A heroine of the prairies -- Zuni -- Cookie pioneers -- Powell of the Colorado -- Pulpmaster -- Janet Lewis -- The American epic -- Sacagawea's nickname -- Old misery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 MCM

Summary: See how Wild West gangs used Mississippi rifles and Arkansas toothpicks to terrorize the frontier. Spotlights the hoodlums of the wild West and the weapons that made their criminal deeds possible.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: History Channel 2010

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WIL

Chang, Gordon H.

Summary: In 1864, as the Civil War still raged, throngs of Chinese migrants began to converge on the enormous western worksite of the Transcontinental Railroad. Over the next five years, they blasted tunnels through the granite cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laid tracks across the burning Nevada and Utah deserts. As many as twelve hundred lost their lives along the route. Those who survived would...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 331.6 CHA

Perrier, Dianne.

Contents: The Great Warriors Trace -- New York : wars for an empire -- Pennsylvania : the nation's arsenal -- Maryland : grand anticipation -- West Virginia : fearful reality -- The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia : seeing the elephant -- Southwestern Virginia : themarch of the elephant ends -- Tennessee : when cloudshadows pass -- Annihilating space.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Florida 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 PER

Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.

Summary: Describes the journey of Lewis and Clark through the western United States, focusing on the plants they cataloged, their uses for food and medicine, and the plant lore of Native American people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2003

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 581.978 Patent

Collins, Olive

Summary: "In 1865, Goldie O'Neill was nine years of age when she trekked across the unclaimed American West with her family to form their own Irish catholic Colony. Their new community had dreams of self-governance and prosperity far removed from the anti-Irish sentiment and prejudice of the ruling classes. They soon learned about the extremes of the American West and the ongoing Indian war. A year...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Collins 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

Blevins, Winfred.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 BLE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 BLE

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Museum of African American History and Culture 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 779.997 GAR

Taliaferro, John

Summary: "Before Rachel Carson, there was George Bird Grinnell -- the man whose prophetic vision did nothing less than launch American conservation. George Bird Grinnell, the son of a New York merchant, saw a different future for a nation in the thrall of the Industrial Age. With railroads scarring virgin lands and the formerly vast buffalo herds decimated, the country faced a crossroads: Could it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRINNELL, GEORGE BIRD TAL

Nelson, Megan Kate

Summary: "A dramatic, riveting, and deeply researched narrative account of the epic struggle for the West during the Civil War, revealing a little-known, vastly important episode in American history. In The Three-Cornered War Megan Kate Nelson reveals the fascinating history of the Civil War in the American West. Exploring the connections among the Civil War, the Indian wars, and western expansion,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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