Malachite’s Big Hole
Recent Updates to the Site
June 16, 2016 Added the map: The West of 1836-1842
January 10, 2016. Added A Selected History of the Lower Arkansas Valley: A Narrative for the West Field Trip to Bent’s Fort.
January 1, 2016. Added The 1837 Fort Jackson Trading Camp Inventory: A Typical Outfit for the Plains Indian Trade and What it Tells Us About the Plains Indian Consumer a paper presented to September 25, 2015 at the 2015 Fur Trade Symposium, La Junta, Colorado.
November 24, 2014. Added another hair-raising tale to Sled Dogs Gone Wild.
January 13, 2014. Corrected the description for the term “Bury the Hatchet” in Glossary.
April 20, 2013 Added a review of The Taos Trappers: The Fur Trade in the Far Southwest 1540-1846 to Book Reviews.
April 18, 2013. Added a sidebar to Horses, discussing the relative strengths and weaknesses of horses, mules and oxen as draft animals on the Santa Fe Trail.
March 27th, 2013. Added a biographical sketch for John Gantt.
July 29, 2012. Added a biographical sketch of Able Baker, Jr. To The Men.
April 29, 2012. Added a description of the use of buffalo skin “moccasins” for horses by Bonneville, 1832 to Horseshoes. Added a description of the 1834 Rendezvous by Bonneville to Rendezvous. Added a description of the operation of a trapping brigade by Bonneville to The Mountain Men. Added Bonnevilles description of a trappers outfit to Equipment. Added Bonnevilles description of preparing for winter encampment to Winter Encampment. Added a book review for “The Adventures of Captain Bonneville”