Before Lewis and Clark : the story of the Chouteaus, the French dynasty that ruled America's frontier

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Christian, Shirley, 1938-
Edition:First edition.
Physical Description:509 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages [439]-483) and index.
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
ISBN:0374110050 (alk. paper)
Table of Contents:
  • Among a people of strange speech
  • First generation: Pierre Laclède Liguest
  • Haughty children of the middle waters
  • Business of St. Louis
  • Auguste and Pierre, greatly loved and greatly feared
  • New rulers, new ways
  • Intrigues and possibilities
  • Enveloped in a cloud of miseries
  • Dreaming big--and stumbling
  • Third generation
  • Auguste and Pierre: men of property
  • Pierre Jr.: gentle Creole, driven tycoon
  • A.P. Chouteau: star-crossed hero
  • François and Bérénice: together to a new place
  • Pierre Jr.: position, advantage, and perhaps vanity.