The Great Salt Lake Trail
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The Great Salt Lake Trail

By Buffalo Bill
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A history of this historic avenue of Westward emigration, from the first explorations through the Indian Wars. Over this route the Mormons made their lonely migration to the Great Salt Lake Valley. Also there were expeditions by Fremont, Stansbury, Lander. A final chapter describes the building of the transcontinental railroad.

Table of Contents
  • THE GREAT SALT LAKE TRAIL
  • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
      • CHAPTER I. EXPLORING EXPEDITIONS. Proposed Exploring Expedition across the Northern Part of the Continent in 1774—Sir Alexander Mackenzie's Expedition—The Expedition of Lewis and Clarke—Hunt's Tour in 1810—March of Robert Stuart eastwardly.
  • CHAPTER I. EXPLORING EXPEDITIONS.
    • CHAPTER II. THE OLD TRAPPERS.
    • CHAPTER III. JIM BECKWOURTH.
    • CHAPTER IV. CAPTAIN SUBLETTE'S EXPEDITION.
    • CHAPTER V. TRADING-POSTS AND THEIR STORIES.
    • CHAPTER VI. THE MORMONS.
    • CHAPTER VII. MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE.
    • CHAPTER VIII. THE PONY EXPRESS.
    • CHAPTER IX. THE STAGE ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC.
    • CHAPTER X. SCENERY ON THE TRAIL.
    • CHAPTER XI. INDIAN TRIBES ON THE TRAIL.
    • CHAPTER XII. SIOUX AND THEIR TRADITIONS.
    • CHAPTER XIII. THE CROWS.
    • CHAPTER XIV. FOLK-LORE OF BLACKFEET.
    • CHAPTER XV. SIOUX WAR OF 1863.
    • CHAPTER XVI. BUFFALO BILL'S[64] ADVENTURES.
    • CHAPTER XVII. MASSACRE OF CUSTER'S COMMAND.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. IN A TRAPPER'S BIVOUAC.
    • CHAPTER XIX. KIT CARSON ON THE YELLOWSTONE.
    • CHAPTER XX. BUILDING THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD.
  • FOOTNOTES.
  • PUBLICATION INFORMATION.
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