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Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean (Volume 3); Performed by Order of the Government of the United States, in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806 (Paperback) Loot Price: R446 Discovery Miles 4 460
Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean (Volume 3); Performed by...
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Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean (Volume 3); Performed by Order of the Government of the United States, in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806 (Paperback)

Meriwether Lewis

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1815. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXV. DIFFICULTY OF PROCURING MEANS OF SUBSISTENCE FOR THE PARTY THEY DETERMINE TO RESUME THEIR JOURNEY TO THE MOUNTAINS THEY LEAVE IN THE HANDS OF THE INDIANS A WRITTEN MEMORANDUM, IMPORTING THEIR HAVING PENETRATED TO THE PACIFIC, BY THE ROUTE OF THE MISSOURI AND COLUMBIA, AND THROUGH THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS THE PARTY COMMENCE THEIR RETURN ROUTE DEXTERITY OF THE CATHLAMAH INDIANS IN CARVING -- DESCRIPTION OF THE COWELISKEE RIVER THEY EXPERIENCE MUCH HOSPITALITY FROM THE NATIVES AN INSTANCE OF THE EXTREME VORACITY OF THE VULTURE THE PARTY ARE VISITED BY MANY STRANGE INDIANS, ALL OF WHOM ARE KIND AND HOSPITABLE SCARCITY OF GAME, AND EMBARRASSMENTS OF THE PARTY ON THAT ACCOUNT CAPTAIN CLARKE DISCOVERS A TRIBE NOT SEEN IN THE DESCENT DOWN THE COLUMBIA SINGULAR ADVENTURE TO OBTAIN PROVISIONS FROM THEM PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF THE MULTNOMAH VILLAGE AND RIVER DESCRIPTION OF MOUNT JEFFERSON SOME ACCOUNT BY CAPTAIN CLARKE OF THE NEERCHOKIO TRIBE, AND OF THEIR ARCHITECTURE THEIR SUFFERINGS BY THE SMALL-POX. MANY reasons had determined ns to remain at fort Clatsop till the first of April. Besides the want of fuel in the Columbian plains, and the impracticability of passing the mountains before the beginning of June, we were anxious to see some of the foreign traders, from whom, by means of our ample letters of credit, we might have recruited our exhausted stores of merchandize. About the middle of March, however, we became seriously alarmed for the want of food: the elk, our chief dependence, had at length deserted their usual haunts in our neighbourhood, and retreated to the mountains. We were too poor to purchase other food from the Indians, so that we were sometimes reduced, notwithstanding all the exertions of our hunters, to a single day's provision in advance. The m...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Meriwether Lewis
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-99209-4
Barcode: 9781150992094
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LSN: 1-150-99209-3

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