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The Resource Kit Carson : the life of an American border man, by David Remley

Kit Carson : the life of an American border man, by David Remley

Label
Kit Carson : the life of an American border man
Title
Kit Carson
Title remainder
the life of an American border man
Statement of responsibility
by David Remley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Remley, an author of other books related to the American West, chronicles the life of Christopher "Kit" Carson, challenging both the romanticized notions of him portrayed in dime novels of the nineteenth century and negative contemporary views that he was an Indian killer. He aims to present a more balanced view of the man, with stories that depict him as humane and responsible as well as those illustrating his violence and aggression. He describes how Carson lived and worked among Indian people, represented them as a government agent, married an Arapaho woman, and was also a trapper, guide, hunter, mountain man, and frontiersman on the unstable borders where races and cultures mixed, as well as his Scots-Irish heritage and his part in the Indian campaigns of General James H. Carleton
Member of
Summary
Seeks a more balanced view of the frontiersman with a biography that describes his ancestry, controversial interactions with Native Americans, duties in the changing American West, and role in the Navajo campaigns under General James H. Carleton
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
394806
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Remley, David A
Dewey number
  • 978/.02092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F592.C33
LC item number
R46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The Oklahoma western biographies
Series volume
v. 27
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  • Carson, Kit
  • Pioneers
  • Scouts (Reconnaissance)
  • Soldiers
  • West (U.S.)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of an American border man
Label
Kit Carson : the life of an American border man, by David Remley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A young boy in the schoolhouse -- The only use for a saddle -- Better exchanges than gold -- "Shuch thing never has been known until late" -- A clear steady blue eye -- "Life yet, life yet" -- "I done so" -- "Burn the damn thing" -- "I do not wish to incur any debts" -- "My duty as well as happiness" -- Just another call to duty
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxx, 289 pages
Isbn
9780806141725
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 663773407
  • (OCoLC)663773407
Label
Kit Carson : the life of an American border man, by David Remley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A young boy in the schoolhouse -- The only use for a saddle -- Better exchanges than gold -- "Shuch thing never has been known until late" -- A clear steady blue eye -- "Life yet, life yet" -- "I done so" -- "Burn the damn thing" -- "I do not wish to incur any debts" -- "My duty as well as happiness" -- Just another call to duty
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxx, 289 pages
Isbn
9780806141725
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 663773407
  • (OCoLC)663773407

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