From the late nineteenth until the present day many historians have re-evaluated this theory of the Frontier, applying it to the contemporary situational understanding of the Fron...
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... over the different commissioners of the Indian Office which Calhoun conversed with. Josiah Gregg’s publication Commerce of the Prairies or the Journal of a Santa Fe Traders is one of the most famous records to come out of Santa Fe Trail history, it is the most reliable and extensive record of travelling the trail itself. It is likewise referred to in a lot of historian’s publications, meaning its engagement is extensive; the details have been compared to other contemporaries ratifying his accounts. In comparison the others had little secondary engagement. Mary Donoho, is an ill-known woman that travelled along the trail with her husband in the early years of the trade, thus her records is new to be literature. James Calhoun and Mary Donoho are being used for their anonymity in the historical literature, and Josiah Gregg for his established place in the literature.
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