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The Chouteaus

First Family of the Fur Trade
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American history: c 1500 to c 1800, History, Biography / Autobiography, History: World, The Americas, United States - General, History / United States / General, Ge
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ISBN 100826343473
ISBN 139780826343475
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One might wish that the writer had more of a novelists touch in bringing the various Chouteaus more vividly to life, but as this seems to be the only one of two recent books dealing with such a quietly important family, enthusiasts for the history of /5(5).

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Stan Hoig is professor emeritus of journalism, University of Central The Chouteaus book, Edmond. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in and the Oklahoma Historical Hall of Fame in Also among his numerous books are The Sand Creek Massacre, The Battle of the Washita, and Jesse Chisholm, Ambassador of the : Stan Hoig.

The First Chouteaus book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. For more than half a century, Auguste and Pierre Chouteau domi /5. In the late eighteenth century, the vast, pristine land that lay west of the Mississippi River remained largely unknown to the outside world.

The area beckoned to daring frontiersmen who produced the first major industry of the American West--the colorful but challenging, often dangerous fur trade. At the lead was an enterprising French Creole family that founded the city of St.

Louis in For more than half a century, the Chouteau family dominated trade and enterprise in the Mississippi Valley. In their various roles as merchants, Indian traders, The Chouteaus book, land speculators, governmental advisors, public officials, and community leaders, the Chouteaus exerted a tremendous influence on westward expansion.

This is the first full account of their lives and illustrious careers. Before Lewis and Clark relates the extraordinary saga of the Chouteaus, the dynastic family that guarded the gates to the West for three generations.

From their St. Louis base, the Chouteaus, patrician and French in their origins, made their fortunes along the two-thousand-mile length of the Missouri River. Led by the brothers Auguste and Pierre, the family not only engaged in land speculation 5/5(1).

The Chouteaus were early French traders and trappers who operated west of St. Louis, Missouri in the latter part of the s and early s. Their prominent name among explorers began with Auguste Chouteau. One of the founders of the city of St. Louis, Auguste was born at. "The First Chouteaus: River Barons The Chouteaus book Early St.

Louis," by William E. Foley and C. David Rice, University of Illinois Press, This is the story of two step-brothers, Auguste and Pierre Chouteau, who were the leading fur traders in the early days of St.

by: 2. This is a well-written book that gives good perspective on some otherwise complicated bits of history and genealogy that certainly needed it.

There are a few minor gaffs (like d'Abbadie being the territorial governor), but these do not detract significantly from the work, which, of course, is centered on the Chouteaus/5(14).

Lee "The Chouteaus First Family of the Fur Trade" por Stan Hoig disponible en Rakuten Kobo. In the late eighteenth century, the vast, pristine land that lay west of.

One might wish that the writer had more of a novelists touch in bringing the various Chouteaus more vividly to life, but as this seems to be the only one of two recent books dealing with such a quietly important family, enthusiasts for the history of the pre-Civil War west must take what they can get.

For more than half a century, Auguste and Pierre Chouteau dominated trade and enterprise in the Mississippi Valley.

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In their various roles as merchants, Indian traders, bankers, land speculators, governmental advisors, public officials, and community leaders, the Chouteau brothers exerted a tremendous influence on westward expansion. This is the first full account of their lives and.

The Story of the Chouteaus, the French Dynasty That Ruled America's Frontier. Shirley Christian. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. READ AN EXCERPT → g BUY THE BOOK e-Book. $ Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. On Sale: 04/01/ ISBN: Pages.

B&N NOOK; Google Play; Kindle;Author: Shirley Christian. Early life and education. On SeptemMarie-Thérèse Bourgeois married René Auguste Chouteau, who had recently immigrated from France to Louisiana. René Chouteau was described as an innkeeper, liquor dealer, and pastry chef.

He was born in the village of L'Hermenault in Septemberand was nearly ten years older than Bourgeois.

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Auguste Chouteau was the only child of Marie. The Chouteaus is heartily recommended to all enthusiasts of Western History."— Utah Historical Quarterly " a new and noteworthy account of the prominent St. Louis Hoig's The Chouteaus is a timely, coherent work, a book students of the West will find engaging and informative."—.

Chouteau (/ʃoʊtoʊ/) is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1, at the census. Chouteau is located at 36°11′13″N 95°20′18″W / °N °W / ; Geography.

Chouteau is located at. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of square miles ( km 2), all of it land. The town is situated near the junction of U.S. Routes 69 and History. Chouteau, originally called Cody's Creek, became a stop on the Katy railroad in It soon became a thriving cattle town.

The name was changed to Chouteau after. Before Lewis and Clark is a very informative book that contains a wealth of information about the Chouteau family who founded and helped build the City of St.

Louis. The book describes how the city was founded by Frenchman Pierre Laclede de Liguest in /5(15). Her book on the Nicaraguan Revolution, according to the Wall Street Journal, “may stand as the definitive account of the fall of Anastasio Somoza and the rise of the Sandinistas.” [3] She is also the author of the history Before Lewis and Clark: The Story of the Chouteaus, the French Dynasty That Ruled America's Frontier.

The book also contains much good history of the Osage nation, Lewis & Clark, and Sam Houston as a leader of the Cherokee, the main enemy of the Osage.

The story of the Chouteaus is a good example of frontier cooperation between the private sector (the family) and the government (the Army and the Indian Department).

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About the Book Before Lewis and Clark relates the extraordinary saga of the Chouteaus, the dynastic family that guarded the gates to the West for three generations. From their St. Louis base, the Chouteaus, patrician and French in their origins, made their fortunes along the two-thousand-mile length of the Missouri River.

Before Lewis and Clark relates the extraordinary saga of the Chouteaus, the dynastic family that guarded the gates to the West for three generations. From their St. Louis base, the Chouteaus, patrician and French in their origins, made their fortunes along the two-thousand-mile length of the Missouri : UNP - Bison Books.

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."--BOOK JACKET Access-restricted-item.

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We have new and used copies available, in 3 editions - starting at $ Shop now. National leaders, tribal heads, and men of frontier fame sought their counsel. In establishing their network of trading posts and opening trade routes throughout the Central Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Chouteaus contributed enormously to the nation's westward movement.

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Free shipping for many products. If the Mississippi River was St. Louis’s connecting lifeline in the early 19th century, Chouteau’s Pond was its playground and retreat. Situated on the western edge of downtown, Chouteau’s Pond meandered across the rural landscape, filling more than acres with cool, springfed water.

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Louis. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, [REF F Cf] "The Founding of the City." St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Decem [REF Vertical File] Hurt, Douglas A. "Brothers of Influence: Auguste and Pierre Chouteau and the Osages before " Chronicles of Oklahoma.

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