The Historic Santa Fe Trail

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The unexplored plains and mountains west of the Missouri River, known only to Indians and a few mountain men-the land between St. Louis and the Mexican hamlet of Santa Fe-became the talk of young America in the 1820s. After the yoke of Spanish rule was lifted from Santa Fe in 1821, pack mules with trading merchandise headed out across the unknown prairie to trade with Mexico. Soon, thousands of covered wagons were using the dangerous Santa Fe Trail, the only pathway across wild Indian country. The wagons carried guns, iron, ...

The Historic Santa Fe Trail 2010, Einsel

ISBN-13: 9780615318134

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