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Trailblazers of the West
Kieran Doherty ©2000
Using primary sources, [Doherty] profiles Juan de Oñate,
a Spanish conquistador; Eusebio Kino and Junípero Serra,
Spanish priests; as well as John Sutter, John McLoughlin,
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, Peter De Smet, and Brigham
Young. . . . The treatment of the trailblazers is very balanced, with
discussions of each persons strengths and weaknesses as well as
explanations of how their settlements affected Native populations. . .
. It gives readers a clear perspective on the differing motives for white
settlement and will be an excellent report source.