Volume 7 – 2013
Full Color Paperback, 8-1/2 x 11, 124 pages
Copyright 2013 -Sublette County Historical Society
7th annual, open submission, peer review, scholarly publication from the Museum of the Mountain Man.
Arikara Niitunisu Beliefs and the Fur Trade
Shows foreign traders gradually losing their status as supernatural spirits and becoming something more darkly human in the eyes of the Arikara.
by Dr. Mark van de Logt
Fact and Fancy in Alfred Jacob Miller’s Early Watercolors, 1837-39
Insightful comparisons of various phases of the artist’s career and illuminations of the pitfalls of assuming that Miller’s artwork can be considered historical data.
by Dr. Lisa Strong
Where was For William?
An examination of Miller’s paintings of Fort William for evidence of that structure’s historical location.
by Scott Walker
Commerce in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade: Two 1830 Promissory Notes
An explanation of the financial system of the fur trade and the significance of these drafts for the two illiterate men who held them.
by Clay J. Landry
Bartolome Baca and the Opening of the Mexican Southwest
Baca, governor of the province of Santa Fe de Nuevo Mexico from 1823-25, helped initiate commerce for his state by sidestepping Mexican statutes to encourage beaver trapping.
by J. Ryan Badger
Trappers’ Brides: Intercultural Marriages in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade
Parsing the fantasy and the reality in Miller’s artwork to separate Euro-American assumptions about Native American women from the actual roles those women fulfilled in their societies.
by Dr. Kathleen Barlow
Murthly: Castle of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade
A glimpse into the personal life of Sir William Drummond Stewart that is anchored in the history of his ancestral home, Murthly Castle.
by James C. Auld