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The Resource Contested empire : Peter Skene Ogden and the Snake River expeditions, John Phillip Reid ; foreword by Martin Ridge

Contested empire : Peter Skene Ogden and the Snake River expeditions, John Phillip Reid ; foreword by Martin Ridge

Label
Contested empire : Peter Skene Ogden and the Snake River expeditions
Title
Contested empire
Title remainder
Peter Skene Ogden and the Snake River expeditions
Statement of responsibility
John Phillip Reid ; foreword by Martin Ridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Do law and legal procedures exist only so long as there is an official authority to enforce them? Or do we have an unspoken sense of law and ethics?" "To answer these questions, John Phillip Reid's Contested Empire explores the implicit notions of law shared by American and British fur traders in the Snake River country of Idaho and surrounding areas in the early nineteenth century. Both the United States and Great Britain had claimed this region, and passions were intense. Focusing mainly on Canadian explorer and trader Peter Skene Ogden, Reid finds that both sides largely avoided violence and other difficulties because they held the same definitions of property, contract, conversion, and possession." "In 1824, the Hudson's Bay Company directed Ogden to decimate the fur-bearing animal population of the Snake River country, thus making the region a "fur desert." With this mandate, Great Britain hoped to neutralize any interest American furtrappers could have in the area. Such a mandate set British and American fur men on a collision course, but Ogden and his American counter-parts implicity followed a kind of law and procedure and observed a mutual sense of property and rights even as the two sides vied for control of the fur trade." "Failing to take legal culture into consideration, some previous accounts have depicted these conflicts as mere episodes of lawless frontier violence. Reid expands our understanding of the West by considering the unspoken sense of law that existed, despite the lack of any formalized authorities, in what has otherwise been considered a "lawless" time."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reid, John Phillip
Dewey number
979.6/1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F752.S7
LC item number
R46 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Fur traders
  • Fur trade
  • Ogden, Peter Skene
  • Ogden, Peter Skene
  • Ogden, Peter Skene
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Snake River Valley (Wyo.-Wash.)
  • Snake River Valley (Wyo.-Wash.)
Label
Contested empire : Peter Skene Ogden and the Snake River expeditions, John Phillip Reid ; foreword by Martin Ridge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-246) 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
List of Maps -- Foreword / by Martin Ridge -- Chapter 1: To prevent disputes and differences -- Chapter 2: The wild and untrammelled life -- Chapter 3: One of the most unprincipled men -- Chapter 4: We hold this country by so slight a tenure -- Chapter 5: They are too lazy to come in with their furs -- Chapter 6: No money would induce me to risk again -- Chapter 7: Let rules be made they will soon be broken -- Chapter 8: We must endeavour to annoy them -- Chapter 9: Do you know in whose country you are? -- Chapter 10: Go we will where we shall be paid -- Chapter 11: They are now to be found in all parts of the Snake Country -- Chapter 12: The cheapest shop will carry the day -- Chapter 13: It is a lottery with all expeditions -- Chapter 14: Our own people are now perfectly satisfied -- Chapter 15: The country virtually falls into our keeping -- Notes -- Short title list -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
48140773
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780806133744
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001052223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Contested empire : Peter Skene Ogden and the Snake River expeditions, John Phillip Reid ; foreword by Martin Ridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-246) 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
List of Maps -- Foreword / by Martin Ridge -- Chapter 1: To prevent disputes and differences -- Chapter 2: The wild and untrammelled life -- Chapter 3: One of the most unprincipled men -- Chapter 4: We hold this country by so slight a tenure -- Chapter 5: They are too lazy to come in with their furs -- Chapter 6: No money would induce me to risk again -- Chapter 7: Let rules be made they will soon be broken -- Chapter 8: We must endeavour to annoy them -- Chapter 9: Do you know in whose country you are? -- Chapter 10: Go we will where we shall be paid -- Chapter 11: They are now to be found in all parts of the Snake Country -- Chapter 12: The cheapest shop will carry the day -- Chapter 13: It is a lottery with all expeditions -- Chapter 14: Our own people are now perfectly satisfied -- Chapter 15: The country virtually falls into our keeping -- Notes -- Short title list -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
48140773
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780806133744
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001052223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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