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The Resource Success depends on the animals : emigrants, livestock, and wild animals on the Overland Trails, 1840-1869, Diana L. Ahmad

Success depends on the animals : emigrants, livestock, and wild animals on the Overland Trails, 1840-1869, Diana L. Ahmad

Label
Success depends on the animals : emigrants, livestock, and wild animals on the Overland Trails, 1840-1869
Title
Success depends on the animals
Title remainder
emigrants, livestock, and wild animals on the Overland Trails, 1840-1869
Statement of responsibility
Diana L. Ahmad
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Between the 1840s and 1860s, thousands of emigrants crossed the Great Plains to California, Oregon, and Utah. They learned how to deal with many new situations, including how to work with the animals they brought with them on the journey. Although many emigrants knew how to take care of the livestock on their family farms, travel on the overland trails forced them to look at their animals in a different light as their lives now depended on their livestock in an unprecedented way. Many of the emigrants had never ridden a horse before, let alone hitched an ox to a wagon filled with the family's possessions, or relied upon a mule to get them through the deserts and over the mountains. The travelers also encountered wild animals new to them, such as buffalo and prairie dogs. The emigrants sometimes even attributed human characteristics to the animals. Prior to leaving their homes, the travelers had been told by the philosophers that animals were little more than beasts of burden and some ministers said that caring for the animals took time away from God. Despite that, the sentimental literature of the era encouraged the overlanders to treat their animals well and the humans would be repaid by how the animals helped the emigrants achieve their goals. Unexpectedly, many emigrants often befriended the domestic, as well as the wild animals, along the way and by the end of the trail, humans and animals alike had become overlanders"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahmad, Diana L.
Dewey number
978/.02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F596
LC item number
.A356 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pioneers
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Livestock
  • Animals
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Overland Trails
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Success depends on the animals : emigrants, livestock, and wild animals on the Overland Trails, 1840-1869, Diana L. Ahmad
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Going west -- Emigrants take more than livestock west -- Preparation for the journey west -- On the trails -- Caring for the four-footed overlanders -- Encounters with wild animals -- End of the trail
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 132 pages
Isbn
9780874179972
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015036824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025834116
System control number
  • 2793712
  • 2759081
  • (OCoLC)928888722
  • (OCoLC)ocn928888722
  • 2759081
  • 2793712
Label
Success depends on the animals : emigrants, livestock, and wild animals on the Overland Trails, 1840-1869, Diana L. Ahmad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Going west -- Emigrants take more than livestock west -- Preparation for the journey west -- On the trails -- Caring for the four-footed overlanders -- Encounters with wild animals -- End of the trail
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 132 pages
Isbn
9780874179972
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015036824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025834116
System control number
  • 2793712
  • 2759081
  • (OCoLC)928888722
  • (OCoLC)ocn928888722
  • 2759081
  • 2793712

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