For Trade and Treaty by author Ryan R. Gale is the most comprehensive
work on the subject of Native American firearms to date. Filled
with hundreds of full color images of dozens of original northwest
guns, trade fusils, and treat guns, this book's wide 11" landscape
format allows images up to 22" across the gutter. The book
also contains new research, numerous fur trade and government invoices,
inventories and other firearm records never before published.
Includes detailed, color photographs of dozens of French, English,
American and Belgian made fowling guns, northwest guns, trade rifles
and shotguns from collections throughout the United States and Canada.
Learn how these unique firearms were made, decorated, proofed, distributed,
repaired and modified. Many of these guns have never been published.
New research reveals never before published purchase orders, invoices
and inventories of the French, British and American governments
and the major fur companies such as the Hudson's Bay Co., North
West Co., X.Y. Co., American Fur Co. and Pierre Chouteau Jr. & Co.
Learn who made the firearms traded and given to the Native Americans,
in what numbers and various lengths and calibers.
Detail of an interior spread view
of the book
Photographed, researched, written, and artistically arranged by
noted author and photographer Ryan R. Gale.
Paperback, 11" x 8", 2010, full color photographs, 200