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Canoeing with the Cree

ISBN-10: 0873515331
ISBN-13: 9780873515337
Edition: 75th 2004 (Revised)
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Description: In 1930 two novice paddlers--Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port--launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor,  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Edition: 75th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 4/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

In 1930 two novice paddlers--Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port--launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. Nearly four months later, after shooting hundreds of sets of rapids and surviving exceedingly bad conditions and even worse advice, the ragged, hungry adventurers arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay--with winter freeze-up on their heels. First published in 1935, Canoeing with the Cree is Sevareid's classic account of this youthful odyssey. The newspaper stories that Sevareid wrote on this trip launched his distinguished journalism career, which included more than a decade as a television correspondent and commentator on the CBS Evening News. Now with a new foreword by Arctic explorer, Ann Bancroft.

We're Off!
The New Life
Snakes!
Tragedy-Almost
Red River Mud
Ready for the Plunge
Into the Land of the Cree
The Royal Northwest Mounted
Humiliation of the "Sans Souci"
"The Die Is Cast"
Canoeing with the Cree
God's Country
The Great Test
Victory-and Pineapple
Half-breeds and Muskeg
End of the Trail
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