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From missions to mountains : a network view of westward expansion / Richard K. Behrens

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Identifier: MSS 6904

Scope and Contents note

Richard K. Behrens' essay discusses the westward expansionist movement in the United States from 1775 to 1875. In his essay, Behrens makes the argument that Dartmouth College's original mission to the Indian's connexion, among other circumstances, was significant to the West because after it was performed it subsequently evolved into a systematic westward focus. Due to this, Behrens' claims that various types of pioneers, from mountain men to the Mormons, were only able to settle and travel in such great success because of Dartmouth's fore running involvement. Throughout his article, Behrens shows evidence and research supporting his ideas while displaying the history of various pioneers from 1775 to 1875.


  • 2007


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Open for public research.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from From missions to mountains must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Richard K. Behrens graduated from Dartmouth College in 1964. Since then, he has contributed to numerous articles concerning both the American West and Mormonism.


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Essay contains information about westward expansion in the United States from 1775 to 1875.

Custodial History note

Maintained by creator until time of donation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Richard K. Behrens; 2007.

Appraisal note

21st Century Western & Mormon Americana; Essay on westward expansion written in 2007.

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Processed; Lissa Bogart; 2009.

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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

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