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La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West

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ISBN-10: 1116423456

ISBN-13: 9781116423457

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Francis Parkman

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Book details

Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.64" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Early in his youth, this Boston-born historian was infected with what he called (in language offensive to today's readers) "Injuns on the brain." For the rest of his life, he dedicated himself to writing what he had called at the age of 18 "a history of the American forest." In 1846, following the completion of his studies at Harvard College, he set out in company with a cousin on an expedition from St. Louis over the Oregon Trail to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, a journey that brought him into close contact with the Lakota Indians. Back in Boston, he turned the journal that he had kept on the trail into a series of sketches that were published in the Knickerbocker Magazine and afterwards as a…