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The Meek Cutoff
Tracing the Oregon Trail’s Lost Wagon Train of 1845
In 1845, more than 1,000 men, women and children in more than 200 wagons left Missouri for what was soon to become the Oregon Territory. They accepted fur trapper and guide Stephen Meek’s offer to lead them on a shortcut—a decision that ended in tragedy captured by this book by Brooks Greer Ragen.


In Pursuit of Alaska
An Anthology of Traveler’s Tales, 1879-1909
This collection edited by Jean Morgan Meaux unearths writings that offer a broad view of American encounters with Alaska accompanied by lively introductions. The present-day adventurer will find much to inspire exploration, while students of the American West can gain new access to this valuable trove of pre-Gold Rush Alaska archives.


Exemplary Figures
The first book in the Classics of Chinese Thought series, Exemplary Figures by Yang Xiong is an unabridged, annotated translation of Fayan, one of three major works by the Chinese court poet-philosopher Yang Xiong (53 BCE-18 CE). A core text, this book will be relied upon by scholars of Chinese history and philosophy.

Selected Letters of A.M.A. Blanchet
Bishop of Walla Walla & Nesqualy
In 1846, French Canadian-born A.M.A. Blanchet was named the first Catholic bishop of Walla Walla in the area soon to become Washington Territory. Blanchet chronicled both his own pastoral and administrative life and his observations on the world around him in a voluminous correspondence.

Tourism and Environment in the Colorado High Country
Peopled with colorful characters and richly evocative of the Rocky Mountain landscape, Vacationland, by William Philpott, invites readers to consider how profoundly tourism changed Colorado and America and to grapple with both the potential and the problems of our familiar ways of relating to environment, nature and place.


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