KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS
Transcribed by DICK TAYLOR and JOHN MAIER;
produced by JOHN MAIER, DICK TAYLOR, LYNN NELSON, and SUSAN STAFFORD.




COMMERCE of the PRAIRIES.


by JOSIAH A. GREGG


Published in 1844 and 1845.


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TABLE of CONTENTS.


Preface.

Volume I.

Chapter I. Origin and Development of the Santa Fe Trade.
Chapter II. Head Quarters of the Santa Fe Trade The Departure.
Chapter III. The 'Catch up' Under Way.
Chapter IV. A Desert Plain The First Real Alarm.
Chapter V. A Beautiful Ravine Arrival at Santa Fe.
Chapter VI. Sketches of the History of Santa Fe.
Chapter VII. Geographical Postion of New Mexico.
Chapter VIII. The Mines of New Mexico.
Chapter IX. Domestic Animals and Their Conditions.
Chapter X. Conditions of the Arts and Sciences in New Mexico.
Chapter XI. Styles of Dress in New Mexico Customs.
Chapter XII. Government of New Mexico.
Chapter XIII. Military Hierarchy Religious Superstitions and Ceremonies.
Chapter XIV. The Pueblos.
Chapter XV. The Wild Tribes of New Mexico.
Chapter XVI. Incidents of a Return Trip from Santa Fe.

Volume II.

Chapter I. A Return to Prairie Life.
Chapter II. Travelling out of Our Latitude A Party of Comanches.
Chapter III. Ponds and Buffalo Wallows Valley of the Canadian and Romantic Freaks of Nature Arrival (Again) at Santa Fe.
Chapter IV. Preparations for a Start to Chihuahua Arrival.
Chapter V. Trip from Chihuahua to Aquascalientes, in 1835.
Chapter VI. Visit to the Mining Town of Jesus-Maria Return to Chihuahua.
Chapter VII. Departure for Santa Fe Arrival at Santa Fe.
Chapter VIII. Preparation for Returning Home Arrival at Van Buren.
Chapter IX. Conclusion of the Santa Fe Trade.
Chapter X. Geography of the Prairies.
Chapter XI. Animals of the Prairies.
Chapter XII. Aborigines of America.
Chapter XIII. The Frontier Indians.
Chapter XIV. Indians of the Prairies System of Chiefs, Modes of Warfare.
Chapter XV. Indians of the Prairies Intermediate Tribes.

Glossary.

Illustrations.



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