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The Red River in southwestern history, by Carl Newton Tyson

Label
The Red River in southwestern history
Title
The Red River in southwestern history
Statement of responsibility
by Carl Newton Tyson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Red River in Southwestern History, Carl Newton Tyson traces the rivers history from the time of early Spanish and French explorers to the present day, leading his readers to a new appreciation of the river and the region. From the Staked Plains of the Texas Panhandle the river flows down to buffalo and prairie dog country and through the Cross Timbers. It continues eastward to the Great Bend and through the cypresses of Louisianas bayou country, joining the Mississippi River south of Natchez. Whereas the Red River was a source of water to the Spaniards as they searched for gold, at Natchitoches, French trader Louis Juchereau de St. Denis traded with the Caddo Indians. Conflicts soon developed between French traders and Spaniards in Texas as they competed for land along the Red. Years later, the Red River featured again as part of the settlement in the 1819 Adams-On̕s Treaty, negotiated by Spanish minister Luis de On̕s y Gonzales and U.S. secretary of state John Quincy Adams, which finally brought to an end the western boundary disputes between Spain and the United States lingering since the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. In 1852 Randolph Marcy discovered the source of the Red Rivera mountain rivulet cutting a deep canyon through the Staked Plains. Marcys testimony in the Greer County border dispute between Oklahoma and Texas was key to the U.S. Supreme Court decision favoring Oklahoma. In the decades between 1930 and 1970, dams were built along the Red by the U.S. Corps of Engineers to control floods, generate electricity, and create lakes for recreation along the Oklahoma-Texas border"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
976.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Red River in southwestern history, by Carl Newton Tyson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The river and its people -- The struggle for empire -- The conflict continues -- Spain and the Red River -- Spain's new foe -- The great raft -- Randolph Marcy and "terra incognita" -- Highway of war -- Peace and prosperity -- Border war in the courts -- Taming the river -- Today and yesterday
Control code
900595115
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780806187051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)900595115
Label
The Red River in southwestern history, by Carl Newton Tyson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The river and its people -- The struggle for empire -- The conflict continues -- Spain and the Red River -- Spain's new foe -- The great raft -- Randolph Marcy and "terra incognita" -- Highway of war -- Peace and prosperity -- Border war in the courts -- Taming the river -- Today and yesterday
Control code
900595115
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780806187051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)900595115

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