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Plains and Rockies

Location: Microfiche Cabinet 23, Drawer 5


This collection of 2500 microfiche includes over 500 books, magazine articles, federal documents and newspaper items written from 1800-1865, including rare documents on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  The geographical scope includes the region lying between the Missouri River and the Sierra Nevadas from Mexico to the Arctic (excluding Texas and Louisiana).  Subjects covered include the fur trade, Lewis and Clark, Mormon migrations, the Oregon trail, Indians, and railroad construction. The collection is based on:  Wagner, Henry Raup, and Camp, Charles L.  The Plains and the Rockies:  A Bibliography of Original Narratives of Travel, Exploration and Adventure, 1800-1865.  For a listing of all of the titles in this series, click here.

How to search the collection

All of the titles in the Plains and Rockies series are cataloged in Truman’s Library Catalog and can be searched by author, title, keyword or subject.  There is a guide located above Microfiche Cabinet 23 which is arranged alphabetically by author as are the microfiche in the cabinet.


Thompson, Lawrence S. The Plains and the Rockies (Microfiche Cabinet 23, Drawer 5)

Native American Connection: For a listing of all of the titles in this series relating to Native Americans, click here.

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

Fur trade -- West (U.S.)

United States -- Exploring expeditions

Indians of North America.

Indians of North America -- West (U.S.)

Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)

West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.

Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806).

Time Period: 19th Century  

Subject keywords: Native American Studies, Travel and Exploration