This book covers early Euro-American exploration and development of frontiers in North America for lands that would eventually be incorporated into the United States as well as frontiers explored by Spain, France, Russia, England, and others. The focus is on Euro-American activities in frontier exploration and development, but the roles of indigenous peoples in these processes is highlighted throughout. Authors Jay H. Buckley and Brenden W. Rensink have compiled this chronology, extensive bibliography, and dictionary section with more than 300 cross-referenced entries on explorers, adventurers, traders, religious orders, developers, and indigenous peoples. Students and researchers alike will find this to be an excellent reference. 330 pages, hardcover.