by Jim Hardee
416 pages, 6 x 9 inches; 62 illus. / 16 color pl., Hardback with dust cover $29.95
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A close look at Pierre’s Hole connects the reader to the entire sweep of fur trade history in the American West, from Fort Astoria on the Pacific Coast to the trading houses of St. Louis, Missouri.
Told through eyewitness accounts of men like Jim Bridger, Joe Meek, Nathaniel Wyeth and others, this history of a fur trade landmark places the reader on the ground as the action unfolds. Drawing from trapper journals – the earliest records of the region – historian Jim Hardee fills in the presettlement gaps of the narrative.