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Kieran Doherty

Explorers, Missionaries, and Trappers:

Trailblazers of the West

“Using primary sources, [Doherty] profiles Juan de Oñate, a Spanish conquistador; Eusebio Kino and Junípero Serra, Spanish priests; as well as John SutterJohn McLoughlinMarcus and Narcissa WhitmanPeter De Smet, and Brigham Young. . . . The treatment of the trailblazers is very balanced, with discussions of each person’s strengths and weaknesses as well as explanations of how their settlements affected Native populations. . . . It gives readers a clear perspective on the differing motives for white settlement and will be an excellent report source.”
School Library Journal

  • 176 pages

  • More than 80 black-and-white photos, maps, and illustrations

  • Reinforced library binding

  • 7" x 9"

  • Timeline

  • Source notes

  • Bibliography

  • Index

  • Grades 7 and up

  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-52-6

  • $22.95