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Santa Fe Trail Bibliography

Santa Fe Trail in Didge City, Kansas Atherton, Lewis E. "The Santa Fe Trader as Mercantile Capitalist." Missouri Historical Review 77 (October 1982): 1-12.

Baker, T. Lindsay. "The Survey of the Santa Fe Trail: 1825-1827." Great Plains Journal 14 (Spring 1975): 210-234.

Ball, Larry D. "Federal Justice on the Santa Fe Trail: The Murder of Antonio Jose Chavez." Missouri Historical Review 81 (October 1986): 1-17.

Barbour, Barton H., editor. Reluctant Frontiersman: James Ross Larkin on the Santa Fe Trail, 1856-1857. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1990. Larkin's travel diaries preceded by four chapters by Barbour on the great trail's purpose, health, and other issues; diary entries include variety of references to Kansas and comments on William Bent, who traveled with Larkin from Westport.

Barry, Louise. "The Ranch at Cow Creek Crossing (Beach Valley, P.O.)." Kansas Historical Quarterly 38 (Winter 1972): 416-444. On Santa Fe Trail in present Rice County, settled in 1858.

__________. "The Ranch At the Great Bend." Kansas Historical Quarterly 39 (Spring 1973): 96-100. Trading post on Santa Fe Trail established in 1855.

__________. "The Ranch at Cimarron Crossing." Kansas Historical Quarterly 39 (Autumn 1973): 345-366. Early references to crossing and operation of Santa Fe Trail ranch in 1860s.

Beachum, Larry Mahon. "To the Westward: William Becknell and the Beginning of the Santa Fe Trade." Journal of the West 28 (April 1989): 6-12. Part of a special issue entitled "The Mexican Road: Trade, Travel, and Confrontation on the Santa Fe Trail."

Bernard, William R. "Westport and the Santa Fe Trade." Kansas Historical Collections 9 (1905-1906): 552-565. Author resigned commission as government geologist and settled at Westport in 1847 to engage in "Indian trade."

Birch, James H. "The Battle of Coon Creek." Kansas Historical Collections 10 (1907-1908): 409-413. Personal account of 1848 fight between Indians and members of a trail caravan near present Kinsley on Santa Fe Trail.

Bowman, Marybelle. "Military Road Dry Route Cut-Off of the Santa Fe Trail Fort Larned to Fort Dodge." Kansas Quarterly 10 (Summer 1978): 29-37.

Brandon, William. Quivira: Europeans in the Region of the Santa Fe Trail, 1540-1820. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1990. The author expands the corridor used by the trail to include all of Middle America.

Brayer, Garnet M., editor. Land of Enchantment: Memories of Marion Russell Along the Santa Fe Trail. 1954. Reprint. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1981.

Brown, Dee. "Along the Santa Fe Trail." American History Illustrated 15 (October 1980): 8-13, 42-44.

Buckles, William. "The Santa Fe Trail System." Journal of the West 28 (April 1989): 79-87.

Burr, Eugene P. "A Detailed Study of the Aubry Cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail and Fort Aubry." Emporia State Research Studies 23 (Summer 1974): 5-72. Based on Burr's Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 1971.

Chalfant, William Y. Dangerous Passage: The Santa Fe Trail and the Mexican War. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994. The story of this famous 800-mile trail during the war years, 1846-1848, with attention to the activities of the likes of Stephen W. Kearny and William Gilpin, overland traders who actually increased the traffic on the trail, and the Plains Indians who inhabited the region through which it crossed.

Chaput, Donald. Francois Aubry: Trader, Trailmaker and Voyageur in the Southwest. Glendale, Calif.: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1975.

Clapsaddle, David K. "The Wet and Dry Routes of the Santa Fe Trail." Kansas History 15 (Summer 1992): 98-115. Focuses on the use of these alternate routes, crossing present Pawnee and Ford counties, in the late 1850s and 1860s.

Clapsaddle, David K. "Conflict and Commerce on the Santa Fe Trail: Fort Riley--Fort Larned Road, 1860-1867." Kansas History 16 (Summer 1993): 124-137. Lays out details of this route from fort to fort; a different dimension of Santa Fe Trail trade.

Colorado Historical Society. The Santa Fe Trail: New Perspectives. Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1992. A special issue "in Colorado history."

Connelley, William E., editor. "A Journal of the Santa Fe Trail." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 12 (June 1925): 72-98; and, 12 (September 1925): 227-255.

Connor, Seymour V., and Jimmy M. Skaggs. Broadcloth and Britches: The Santa Fe Trade. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1976.

Drago, Harry Sinclair. Roads to Empire: The Dramatic Conquest of the West. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1968. Includes the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails.

Duffus, Robert L. The Santa Fe Trail. 1930. Reprint. New York: David McKay Company, 1975.

Findley, Rowe. "Along the Santa Fe Trail." National Geographic 179 (March 1991): 98-123. Pictures, both contemporary and historic, maps, and narrative help author interpret the 900-mile route which was recently designated a national historic trail.

Franzwa, Gregory M. The Santa Fe Trail Revisited. St. Louis, Mo.: Patrice Press, 1989. A "Driving Guide" to the trail, which locates historic sites and includes quotes from trail narratives.

Frazer, Robert W., editor. Over the Chihuahua and Santa Fe Trails, 1847-1848: George Rutledge Gibson's Journal. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1981. Observations recorded during two journeys over these trails.

Gardiner, Mark L. "The Glasgows: Missouri Merchants on the Mexican Trail." Journal of the West 18 (April 1989): 13-21.

Goldman, Henry H. "A Survey of Federal Escorts of the Santa Fe Trade, 1829-1843." Journal of the West 5 (October 1966): 504-516.

Gregg, Josiah. Commerce of the Prairies: Or, the Journal of a Santa Fe Trader. Two volumes. 1844. Reprint. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1967. Classic about the Santa Fe Trail, first published by J. and H. G. Langley of New York, after Gregg had traveled round-trip on the trail eight times. A reprint of an adapted abridgement of the 1926 edition was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 1954.

Himes, George H. "Crossing the Plains." Kansas Historical Collections 12 (1911-1912): 261-269. Notes on overland journey of Dr. Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa Prentiss Whitman to Oregon in 1836.

Horgan, Paul. Josiah Gregg and His Vision of the Early West. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979.

Inman, Henry. The Old Santa Fe Trail: The Story of a Great Highway. Topeka, Kans.: Crane, 1916.

__________. Stories of The Old Santa Fe Trail. New York: Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1897.

"The Journals of Capt. Thomas Becknell From Boone's Lick to Santa Fe, and From Santa Cruz to Green River." Missouri Historical Review 4 (January 1910): 65-84.

Kimball, Stanley B. "Rediscovering the Fort Leavenworth Military Branch of the Santa Fe Trail." Journal of the West 28 (April 1989): 59-68.

Koester, Susan. "The Indian Threat Along the Santa Fe Trail." Pacific Historian 17 (Winter 1973): 13-28. Concentrates on the first 30 years of usage.

Krakow, Jere L. "Preservation Efforts on the Santa Fe Trail." Journal of the West 18 (April 1989): 69-78.

Loomis, Noel M., and Abraham P. Nasatir. Pedro Vial and the Roads to Santa Fe. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1967. While the trans-Mississippi area was Spanish territory.

Mattes, Merrill J. "Patrolling the Santa Fe Trail: Reminiscences of John S. Kirwin." Kansas Historical Quarterly 21 (Winter 1955): 569-587. A private in 4th U. S. Cavalry stationed at Fort Riley, 1859-1861.

Meline, James F. Two Thousand Miles on Horseback Santa Fe and Back: A Summer Tour Through Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and New Mexico, in the Year 1866. Albuquerque, N.Mex.: Horn and Wallace, 1966. Letters which Meline prepared for newspapers.

Moore, Milton. "An Incident on the Upper Arkansas in 1864." Kansas Historical Collections 10 (1907-1908): 414-417. Freight hauling on the Santa Fe Trail and an unfriendly encounter with Indians.

Morehouse, George Pierson. "A Famous Old Crossing on the Santa Fe Trail." Kansas Historical Collections 8 (1903-1904): 137-143. Neosho River crossing at Council Grove and its environs.

__________. "Diamond Springs, `The Diamond of the "Plain.'" Kansas Historical Collections 14 (1915-1918): 794-804. Some history of this southwestern Morris County community on Santa Fe Trail since 1825.

Myers, Joan, and Marc Simmons. Along the Santa Fe Trail. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1986. Many photos with commentary.

Oliva, Leo E. "The Aubry Route of the Santa Fe Trail." Kansas Quarterly 5 (Spring 1973): 18-29.

Oliva, Leo E., editor. Confrontation on the Santa Fe Trail: Selected Papers from Santa Fe Trail Association Symposia at La Junta, Colorado, 1993, and at Larned and Great Bend, Kansas, 1995. Woodston, Kans.: Santa Fe Trail Association Publications, 1996. The volume includes contributions by Oliva, Thomas E. Chavez of Santa Fe's Palace of the Governors, William Y. Chalfant, and David K. Clapsaddle, "The Fort Riley-Fort Larned Road: A Phenomenon in the Shift from Trail to Rail."

__________. "Missouri Volunteers on the Santa Fe Trail, 1847-1848." The Trail Guide 15 (June, September 1970): 1-20.

__________. "The Santa Fe Trail in Wartime: Expansion and Preservation of the Union." Journal of the West 18 (April 1989): 53-58.

__________. Soldiers on the Santa Fe Trail. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.

Port, Clyde, and Mary Reed Port. Matt Field on the Santa Fe Trail. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

Raber, Charles. "Life on the Plains, 1860 to 1868." [Part 1] Edited by William A. Goff. Westport Historical Quarterly 7 (December 1971): 3-20; [Part 2] 7 (March 1972): 7-23. Raber traded out of Westport and traveled extensively over the Santa Fe and Salt Lake Trails.

Riddle, Kenyon. Records and Maps of the Old Santa Fe Trail. Raton, N.Mex.: Raton Daily Range, 1949. Primarily a guide for those wishing to trace the trail; includes some original accounts and a map of route through Kansas produced by the Kansas State Historical Society in 1913.

Rittenhouse, Jack D. The Santa Fe Trail: A Historical Bibliography. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1971. Begins with a historical essay, then lists 741 items, including microforms, and ends with a Congressional Documents index.

Robinson, Jacob S. A Journal of the Santa Fe Expedition Under Colonel Doniphan. Edited by Carl L. Cannon. 1848. Reprint. New York: DeCapo Press, 1972.

Sandoval, David A. "Gnats, Goods, and Greasers: Mexican Merchants on the Santa Fe Trail." Journal of the West 18 (April 1989): 22-31.

Sayles, Stephen. "Thomas Hart Benton and the Santa Fe Trail." Missouri Historical Review 69 (October 1974): 1-22.

Sharp, Mamie Stine, editor. "Home-Coming Centennial Celebration at Council Grove, June 27 to July 2, 1921." Kansas Historical Collections 16 (1923-1925): 528-569. Program of activities and comments on people and events associated with this early Santa Fe Trail town.

Simmons, Marc. Along the Santa Fe Trail. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1986.

__________. Following the Santa Fe Trail: A Guide for Modern Travelers. Santa Fe, N.M.: Ancient City Press, 1984. A fine guide with 30 maps and modern landmarks to assist the traveler.

__________. Murder on the Santa Fe Trail: An International Incident, 1843. El Paso: Texas Western Press/University of Texas, El Paso, 1987.

__________. "The Old Trail to Santa Fe." Overland Journal [Part I] 4 (Spring 1986); 4-15; [Part II] 4 (Summer 1986): 61-69; and [Part III] 4 (Fall 1986): 65-77.

__________, editor. On the Santa Fe Trail. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1986.

__________. "Women on the Santa Fe Trail: Diaries, Journals, Memoirs: An Annotated Bibliography." New Mexico Historical Review 61 (July 1986): 233-243.

"Santa Fe Trail: Special Issue." Kansas History 19 (Winter 1996/1997): forthcoming. Contributors include Ramon Powers, Michael Olson, Harry Myers, and Leo Oliva, with an introduction by Thomas Chavez.

Stout, Joseph A., Jr. "The Santa Fe Trail." Red River Valley Historical Review 6 (Summer 1981): 48-56.

Strate, David Kay. West by Southwest: Letters of Joseph Pratt Allyn, a Traveller Along the Santa Fe Trail, 1863. 1966. Reprint. Dodge City: Kansas Heritage Center, 1984.

Thurman, Melburn C. "Lone Elm, Kansas: The History of a Trail Campground." Overland Journal 4 (Fall 1986): 42-53. In Johnson County, just east of the separation of the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails.

Trennert, Robert A. "Indian Policy on the Santa Fe Road: The Fitzpatrick Controversy of 1847-1848." Kansas History 1 (Winter 1978): 243-253. Agent Thomas Fitzpatrick's dispute with the army and Col. William Gilpin.

Walker, Henry Pickering. The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting From the Earliest Days of the Santa Fe Trail to 1880. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966. Based on his dissertation, done at the University of Colorado, 1965.

White, Lonnie J. "The Santa Fe Trail in '65: The Military Defense of the Road." Military History of Texas and the Southwest 9 (no. 2, 1971): 107-128.