Ryan R. Gale - Comprehensive visual history of the firearms made for Native
Americans. Learn how they were made, distributed, used and modified
through original fur trade documents and government records. Some
documents have never before been published, including purchase orders,
invoices and inventories of the French, British and American governments
and the major fur companies, such as the Hudson's Bay Company, North
West Company, X. Y. Company, American Fur Company and Pierre
Chouteau, Jr. & Company.
Firearms featured include those by famous makers as Jacob Dickert,
Henry Leman, Edward K. Tryon, Henry Deringer, J. J. Henry, Thomas
Barnett, Benjamin Willets, Robert Wilson, Parker Field & Co., Robert
Wheeler and William Chance & Son, among others. Learn who made the
firearms traded and given to the Native Americans, in what numbers
and what lengths and calibers. Each featured firearm includes detailed
dimensions and important details are documented and included for
every gun. Close-up views of the marks and small details are explained,
providing valuable insights. The author also highlights the counterfeit
marks used by the competing fur trade companies to gain advantage.
The book is lavishly illustrated in full-color, including numerous
period paintings and drawings. Weapons are illustrated in overall photos
and close-ups of important details. Softcover, full-color illustrations, 201
pages, 11" X 8-1/2". SC.