Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto; pp; xii, 85; illustrated with a frontispiece and sixty black and white detailed plates; blue cloth lettered in gilt; Previous owner's bookplate, else a lightly worn very good copy;. Very good. Item #19061
The importance of the "Indian Trade Gun" can not be overemphasized in the development of the West. The Fur Trade brought the Native population into commerce, alliance and conflict with the surging White population. The Trade Gun was an ever present key element in that history from the 16th to the late 19th century.