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By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

ISBN-10: 1841765759

ISBN-13: 9781841765754

Within the 1840s, gold had formally been came across in California, and plenty of males made their manner out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been risky areas jam-packed with violence and crime. legislations and order used to be wanted, and the Vigilante Committee turned the 1st geared up deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As increasingly more humans headed out West, and lots of new cities sprang up, a extra authentic procedure of legislations used to be wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the normal frontier lawmen, this e-book discusses the lads that formed legislations and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.

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Major Indian Nations in the Confluence Region, c. 1700. French traders appealed for both symbolic and practical reasons. Glass beads, metal bells, and pieces of jewelry were attractive adornments, made more so by their exotic character. At the same time, iron implements, hoes, and pots eased burdens for women in cultivating soil and preparing food. Increasingly even more necessary for men were firearms, gunpowder, and lead balls. Without these the Missouris were at a disadvantage against enemies to the east who had access to French weapons.

Here, one concern was the circulation of French goods, especially firearms. Through trading and raiding, guns passed across the plains and into the hands of Apache and Comanche Indians, who turned them on Spanish communities in northern Mexico and New Mexico. Another matter was the movement of coureurs de bois 34 AMERICAN CONFLUENCE toward Santa Fe, which Spanish authorities mistakenly interpreted as the first stage of an officially sanctioned French invasion. In 1720, to counter French influence in the Missouri valley and other western tributaries of the Mississippi, the Spanish governor in New Mexico sent an expedition to the north and east.

Others likely ventured further, lured by the ample bison herds that had spread across the grasslands west of the Mississippi River (including into the western parts of what is now Missouri). 8 In crossing the Mississippi, refugees from Cahokia moved among some people with whom they had long-standing trade and kinship ties and others who were less familiar to them. By the fifteenth century, the area that became Missouri was home to a variety of groups, including possibly the Osages. According to the Osages’ creation myth, their origin traced to the mating of the first Osage man, who came down from the sun, and the first Osage woman, who hailed from the moon.

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