Trails to the West beyond the Mississippi by Kathy Pelta

Cover of: Trails to the West | Kathy Pelta

Published by Raintree Steck-Vaughn in Austin, Tex .

Written in English

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  • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Trails -- West (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Trails -- West (U.S.) -- History.,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.),
  • West (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.,
  • West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860.

About the Edition

Describes the hardships and accomplishments of the different groups who established the various trails used to travel westward across the United States in the mid-1800s.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-90) and index.

Book details

StatementKathy Pelta.
SeriesAmerican trails
LC ClassificationsF590.5 .P45 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1000566M
ISBN 100817240721
LC Control Number96039483

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