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dc.contributor.authorDartt, Mary
dc.contributor.editorMcCown, Julie
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-02T14:04:31Z
dc.date.available2021-12-02T14:04:31Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.descriptionIncludes index.
dc.description.abstractAmerican naturalist and taxidermist Martha Maxwell famous in the 1870s for her skill and expertise collecting and preserving specimens of Colorado's wildlife but is virtually unknown. Written in 1879 by Maxwell's half-sister Mary Dartt, provides a case of how women practiced natural history and taxidermy, as exploration and settlement of Colorado.--Provided by publisher.
dc.description.tableofcontentsCurious People -- The Mountain Museum. Dramatic Taxidermy. Comic Art -- The Lady Herself. In Wisconsin. Wisconsin Academy. Squatting. Breaking a Contract. First Lessons. Ingenious Success -- Peewitt's Nest Colorado Fauna. Learning to Shoot. Wisconsin Experiences. Her Mountain Home. Disagreeable Work. Turkey Buzzards. Sickening Work. That Chicken. Deformed, Transformed. Not My Sphere. Gun in Hand. Animal Congress. A "Gopher God." "Winks Out." The Coyote -- Colorado Topography. Colorado Mountains. Irrigation. Boulder. Cheyenne. Gymnastic Suit. Playing Dog. Mud-Wading. Shy Birds -- A Porcupine. Singular Pet. Porcupine Weapons. Porcupine Moods. Little Attentions. Death of Yocko -- Morning Work. Lonely Loveliness. Say’s Striped Squirrel. Strategy. Visitors. Not Scalpers. Safety in Courage -- New Expedition. Cool and Dark. Difficult Passage. Roaring Waters. Miniature Niagra. Ice-Rimmed Source. Prairie Dogs. The Professor. Dissimilar Tastes. Hawk's Nest. A Puzzle. Woman's Will. Difficult Descent. Young Hawk -- Pleasure Party. Outfittings. Primitive Style. Feasts in the Forest. High Altitudes. Camping Alone. Chipmunks. Tufted-Eared Squirrels. Thunder-Storms. Return Home. "Bucking." Child in Trouble. Difficulties Increase. Lightning and Darkness. Intrepid Courage. Flood and Thunder. Rescued -- Antelope Fawn. Nibbling House-Plants. Goes to Sunday-School -- South Park Trip. Weird Scenery. Sad Accident. Surgery. A Soldier Saved -- The Black Hills. Treeless Land-Ocean. A Gale. Camping. Shawl Partition. "Blistering Blazes!" Gale-Swept Beds. Brighter Morning. Sabbath Camp. Game Discovered. October Snow. Nearly Frozen. Shot on the Wing -- Sale of Specimens -- Naturalist's Home. Sacrifice a Pleasure. Successful Shot. Snow on Flowers. Eating (?) Stuffed Birds. Mrs. Maxwell's Den. The Dog "Pills." Dom Pedro's Verdict. Whistle Softly. Uncontrollable Laughter -- An Ideal Home. The "Flicker" Bird. A Little Cross. Quicksands. Dangerous Ford. Indian Chase. Animal Murder. Sharp (?) Shooting. On the General's Horse. Shot Her Buffalo. Scops Maxwellæ -- Drowned Out. Economical Bird -- A Museum. Higher Education. Valuable Aids -- Southeast Expedition. Strong Expressions. A Snake Scare. Bull-Snake. Philosophy in the Saddle. "Thunder-Pumpers." Blue Heron Nests. Communistic Bird. Woman's Trust. "Mrs. Nimrod's" Discovery. Invisible Reality. Mannish Fling. Skunk Kittens -- Siredons. Embryology. Interesting Changes. Mysteries. Popular Education -- Snowy Range Expedition. Snowy Range Flora. Raspberries July to October. Limitless Prospect. Thrilling Storm Scene. Ptarmigans. Ptarmigans and Hares. Grasshoppers. Bird and Bear Food. Lake of Fire -- Semi-Arctic Birds -- Off to California. Hardship Insignificant. Comfort Disregarded. Sea-Captain's Wife. Antique Armor. Emigrant Train. Salt Lake. Civil Treatment -- Opening of Museum. Living Rattlesnakes. Fraternal Bears. Snakes Killing Mice -- Valuable Aid. Mountain Rats. Stealing and Hiding. Lost Stockings -- Into the Park. Dartt Pass. Rarefied Air. Mountain Trail. Donkey in Danger. Emerald Meadows. Conquered Difficulties. Improvised Tent. Exciting Question. Hunting Elk. Middle Park. Trapper's Testimony. Hot Sulphur Springs. Cinnamon Bear. Found at Last. An Accident. Buffalo Calf. Cold Fingers. Suffering -- Legislative Invitation. Reluctant Consent. Skilled Assistant. Unspeakable Impudence. Necessarily Deaf. Attempt to Steal. American Character. Rifle Presentation. Blank Faces. Misrepresentations -- Task Completed. Her Daughter's Education.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10217/234051
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.publisher.originalUniversity Press of Colorado
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dc.relation.ispartofTimberline books
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dc.rights.accessAccess is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western State Colorado University communities only.
dc.subject.lcshMaxwell, Martha, 1831-1881
dc.subject.lcshTaxidermists -- Colorado -- Biography
dc.subject.lcshTaxidermy -- Colorado -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcshNatural history -- Catalogs and collections -- Colorado
dc.subject.lcshWomen naturalists -- Colorado -- Biography
dc.titleOn the plains, and among the peaks: or, how Mrs. Maxwell made her natural history collection
dc.title.alternativeHow Mrs. Maxwell made her natural history collection
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