Bibliotheca Americana

1859. 8vo , pp . 114. Map . B. , BA . Kelley ( H. J. ) Discoveries , Purchases of Lands , & c . on the North West Coast , being a Part of an Investigation of the American Title to the Oregon Territory . By Hall J. Kelley . [ n . p .

Author: Joseph Sabin


ISBN: NYPL:33433081687901

Category: America


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Wyeth s Oregon

Captains Kendrick and Gray, which vessels arrived at Nootka in September, 1788.5 They were roused to it by the writings of Mr. Hall J. Kelly, who had read all the books he could get on the voyages and travels in Asia, Africa, Europe, ...

Author: John Wyeth

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781429001670

Category: History

Page: 98

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It is, indeed, a short history of a long journey, spanning the entire U.S., from Boston to Oregon.

The Old Oregon Country

One of the first publications that received wide notice was Hall J. Kelley's A Geographical Sketch of that Part of North America , Called Oregon ( Boston , 1830 ) , Kelley having admittedly prepared his sketch " for the benefit of the ...

Author: Oscar Osburn Winther

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803252188

Category: History

Page: 392

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The Pacific Northwest, the old Oregon country, was one of the most remote and inaccessible frontier areas, but it was also known to be rich in natural resources. The opening up of this region is a story of courage, endurance, and pioneer enterprise. Transportation in this rugged country was a problem to the settlers who would promote commerce and travel, just as it was a problem to the earlier fur traders. The construction of roads and development of water routes progressed through the years until the railroad finally came to the Northwest, but at no time did the scarcity of roads prevent settlers from pushing back the frontier. Here the whole story of travel and travelers in this region is told for the first time. The book is based largely on primary sources and, as such, is a contribution to history. As an account of courage and ingenuity, transportation monopoly against transportation monopoly, and man versus nature, it is fascinating reading. University Professor of History at Indiana University, O. O. Winther is the author of Express and Stagecoach Days in California and Via Western Express and Stagecoach.

Three Frontiers

By that time Oregon fever had become an epidemic , and a small army of self - appointed evangelists was preaching the ... Hall J. Kelley , A Geographical Sketch of that Part of North America called Oregon ( Boston : J. Howe , 1830 ) ...

Author: Dean L. May

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521585759

Category: History

Page: 334

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This book studies how, in the Far West, Americans moved from communal values to individualistic and exploitative ones.

Pioneer days of Oregon history

CHAPTER XXIX HALL J'. KELLEY Tins is a tribute from one who, in the course of a long life of literary work and half a century of residence in Oregon, has written, in a desultory way, much of its early history; inspired to do so by ...

Author: S.A. Clarke

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785875287572

Category: History


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The Great Columbia Plain

were , in part at least , prompted by the obsessed , shrilly argumentative schoolmaster , Hall J. Kelley . ... In 1829 he formed the “ American Society for Encouraging the Settlement of the Oregon Territory , " and in the following year ...

Author: Donald W. Meinig

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295805191

Category: History

Page: 598

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Dismissed in early years as a wasteland, the rolling open country that covers the interior parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho is today one of the richest farmlands in the nation. This work is the story of its transformation. Meinig traces all of the aspects of its development by combining geographic description with historical narrative.

The Chinook Indians

Fred Wilbur Powell , “ Hall Jackson Kelley — Prophet of Oregon , " Oregon Historical Quarterly , XVIII ( 1917 ) , 287 . 17. Dunn , History of the Oregon Territory , 116 . 18. George B. Roberts , “ Recollections , ” Bancroft Library .

Author: Robert H. Ruby

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806121076

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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The Chinook Indians, who originally lived at the mouth of the Columbia River in present-day Oregon and Washington, were experienced traders long before the arrival of white men to that area. When Captain Robert Gray in the ship Columbia Rediviva, for which the river was named, entered the Columbia in 1792, he found the Chinooks in an important position in the trade system between inland Indians and those of the Northwest Coast. The system was based on a small seashell, the dentalium, as the principal medium of exchange. The Chinooks traded in such items as sea otter furs, elkskin armor which could withstand arrows, seagoing canoes hollowed from the trunks of giant trees, and slaves captured from other tribes. Chinook women held equal status with the men in the trade, and in fact the women were preferred as traders by many later ships' captains, who often feared and distrusted the Indian men. The Chinooks welcomed white men not only for the new trade goods they brought, but also for the new outlets they provided Chinook goods, which reached Vancouver Island and as far north as Alaska. The trade was advantageous for the white men, too, for British and American ships that carried sea otter furs from the Northwest Coast to China often realized enormous profits. Although the first white men in the trade were seamen, land-based traders set up posts on the Columbia not long after American explorers Lewis and Clark blazed the trail from the United States to the Pacific Northwest in 1805. John Jacob Astor's men founded the first successful white trading post at Fort Astoria, the site of today's Astoria, Oregon, and the North West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company soon followed into the territory. As more white men moved into the area, the Chinooks began to lose their favored position as middlemen in the trade. Alcohol; new diseases such as smallpox, influenza, and venereal disease; intertribal warfare; and the growing number of white settlers soon led to the near extinction of the Chinooks. By 1&51, when the first treaty was made between them and the United States government, they were living in small, fragmented bands scattered throughout the territory. Today the Chinook Indians are working to revive their tribal traditions and history and to establish a new tribal economy within the white man's system.

Westward Vision

The Story of the Oregon Trail David Lavender. " Jackson Hole , Crossroads of the Western Fur Trade ... CHAPTERS 12-13 HALL J. KELLEY Hall J. Kelley on Oregon ( F. W. Powell , ed . ) Princeton , 1932. A collection of five of Kelley's ...

Author: David Lavender

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803279159

Category: History

Page: 450

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?In one very real sense,? David Lavender writes, ?the story of the Oregon Trail begins with Columbus.? This opening suggests the panoramic sweep of his history of that famous trail. In chiseled, colorful prose, Lavender illustrates the ?westward vision? that impelled the early explorers of the American interior looking for a northwest passage and send fur trappers into the region charted by Lewis and Clark. For the emigrants following the trappers? routes, that vision gradually grew into a sense of a manifest American destiny. ø Lavender describes the efforts of emigration societies, of missionaries like Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, and of early pioneer settlers like Hall Jackson Kelley, Jason Lee, and Thomas Jefferson Farnham, as well as the routes they took to the ?Promised Land.? He concludes by recounting the first large-scale emigrations of 1843?45, which steeled the U. S. government for war with Mexico and agreements with Britain over the Oregon boundary. ø

Trappers of the Far West

It was at this time , near San Diego , that he met the eccentric Oregon enthusiast , Hall J. Kelley of Massachusetts , who was temporarily stranded on his way to " the promised land . " Nevertheless , after listening to Kelley expound ...

Author: LeRoy Reuben Hafen

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803272189

Category: History

Page: 362

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In the early 1800s vast fortunes were made in the international fur trade, an enterprise founded upon the effort of a few hundred trappers scattered across the American West. From their ranks came men who still command respect for their daring, skill, and resourcefulness. This volume brings together brief biographies of seventeen leaders of the western fur trade, selected from essays assembled by LeRoy R. Hafen in The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West (ten volumes, 1965–72). The subjects and authors are: Etienne Provost (LeRoy R. Hafen); James Ohio Pattie (Ann W. Hafen); Louis Robidoux (David J. Weber); Ewing Young (Harvey L. Carter); David F. Jackson (Carl D. W Hays); Milton G. Sublette (Doyce B. Nunis, Jr.); Lucien Fontenelle (Alan C. Trottman); James Clyman (Charles L. Camp); James P. Beckwourth (Delmot R. Oswald); Edward and Francis Ermatinger (Harriet D. Munnick); John Gantt (Harvey L. Carter); William W. Bent (Samuel P. Arnold); Charles Autobees (Janet Lecompte); Warren Angus Ferris (Lyman C. Pederson, Jr.); Manuel Alvarez (Harold H. Dunham); and Robert Campbell (Harvey L. Carter). Trappers of the Far West is the companion to Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West.

A Nation Moving West

Boston schoolteacher Hall J. Kelley's fervent advocacy of American migration to Oregon earned him the sobriquet Prophet of Oregon . In his first Oregon pamphlet , A Geographical Sketch of that part of North America Called Oregon ( 1830 ) ...

Author: Robert W. Richmond

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803251572

Category: History

Page: 388

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Facets of the pioneer experience on the changing American frontier from the Revolution to 1900.