For Trade and Treaty: Firearms of the American Indians4165-001-262
For Trade and Treaty: Firearms of the American Indians
Product No. 4165-001-262
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.