Frontier Living
An Illustrated Guide to Pioneer Life in America

Written and Illustrated by Edwin Tunis
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Frontier living brings to light every significant aspect of daily life on the American frontier, with vivid text and more than 200 wonderful drawings. Immerse yourself in the character and culture of the men and women who stood at the harsh cutting-edge of our civilization: their dwellings, clothing, food, furniture, household articles; their hunting, farming, schooling, transportation, government: their amusements, superstitions, and religion.

Soft cover, 160 pages, illustrated.


The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • 1. The Deepwater Frontier
    • North America in 1725
  • 2. The Piedmont
    • The Flintlock Rifle
    • People in the Woods
    • Invasion
    • The Log Cabin
    • Household Articles
    • Food
    • Clothes
    • Hunting
    • Indians
    • Forts
    • Medicine and Witchcraft
    • Justice
    • Childhood and Sports
    • Pack Trains
  • 3. The Southern Valleys
    • The Seven Years' War
  • 4. The Great Salient
    • The Revolutionary War
      • The Garden of Eden
      • The People
      • Daily Life in the Clearings
      • Linen
      • Wool
      • Weaving, Dyeing, and Fulling
      • Housekeeping
      • Sweet'nin'
      • Outdoor Work
      • Beef Cattle
      • Farming
      • Villages and Trades
      • Saturday
      • Sunday
      • School
      • Parties
    • The Land Ordinances, 1785-1790
  • 5. Road And River
      • The Travelers
      • The Floating Forts
      • Navigation
      • Trade on the Rivers
      • Pirates
      • Keelboats
      • Upstream Navigation
      • The Rivermen
      • Other Boats
    • Indian Treaties and Louisiana, 1795-1803
    • The Louisiana Purchase
  • 6. The Old Northwest
      • Public Land
      • The National Road
      • The Freight Wagons
      • The Coach Lines
      • Inns
      • Farms
      • The Barn
      • Corn
      • Scythe and Cradle
      • Water
      • Housekeeping
      • Clothes
      • People
      • Religion
      • Towns
      • Money
      • Utopias
    • The "Permanent" Indian Frontier
  • 7. The Cotton Frontier
  • 8. Shrinking Distances
      • Steam Navigation
      • The Erie Canal
      • The Pennsylvania System
      • Early Railroads
    • Southwestern Boundaries
  • 9. Beyond The Mississippi
      • Missouri
      • Texas
    • The Black Hawk War
      • The Iowa Squatters
      • Buck and Bright
      • The Claims Clubs
  • 10. Caravans To Santa Fe
    • The Jump-Off
    • Guns
    • The Trail
    • Santa Fe and the Ranchos
    • Trading
  • 11. The Fur Trade And The Mountain Men
    • The Beaver and the "Company"
    • The Company Posts
    • The Rendezvous
  • 12. The Bitter Road To Oregon
      • The Missionaries
      • Organization of the Wagon Train
      • The Oregon Trail
      • The Order of the Day
      • The Buffalo
      • On the Trail
    • The Pathfinder of the West
  • 13. The Harried Saints
    • The Prophet
    • Exodus
    • The Promised Land
  • 14. Alta California
      • Missions, Presidios and Pueblos
      • Gay Prosperity
      • The Ranchos and Trade
      • Gringo Settlers
    • Boundaries and "Manifest Destiny"
  • 15. El Dorado
    • The Rush of the Argonauts
    • The Diggings
    • The Roaring Camps
    • Washoe and Pike's peak
  • 16. Two Thousand Miles
      • Stages in California
      • Freight and Mail
      • The Overland Mail
      • The Concord Coach
      • The Pony Express
    • The Civil War and the West
      • Thirty Miles an Hour
      • Laying the Rails
      • The Golden Spike
    • The Clearing of the Plains
  • 17. The Cow Hunt and the Cowhand
      • The Longhorns
      • The Cow Hunt
      • Horses
      • Cowhands
      • Saddles and Equipment
    • "Bleeding Kansas" and Homesteading
  • 18. The Sodbusters and the Cattle Drivers
    • Soddies
    • Water
    • The Cattle Trails
    • The Long Drive
    • Sheep
    • Barbed Wire
  • 19. The Run
  • Index


ISBN: 1-58574-137-X
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