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Presently he travelled to a trading post on the prairies, or to St. Louis, to sell his
catch. ... But in the 1830s the market for beaver began to break, for the China
trade out of England and New England was growing, and the clipper ships were
By then the Mexico trade was a reality. In 1821 William Becknell had taken out to
the plains "a company of men destined to the westward for the purpose of trading
for Horses and Mules, and catching wild animals of every description," as his ...
But the trade was unorganized, and the principal markets, New Orleans and
Mobile, were supplied by cattle steamers that sailed out of the Texas Gulf ports.
The longhorn cattle they carried were called "coasters" or "sea lions." The
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A leisurely, comprehensive, and novelistic history of New Mexico and Texas from the earliest times up to the Mexican revolution. Some of the observations of national character are outdated, but these are obvious and more than made up for by passages of beautiful prose and brilliant storytelling. Read full review
A Colony for Mexico
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