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The perilous West : seven amazing explorers and the founding of the Oregon Trail

Author: Larry E Morris
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although a host of adventurers stormed west in 1806 after Lewis and Clark's safe return, seven of them left unique legacies because of their monumental journeys, their lionhearted spirit in the face of hardship, and the way their paths intertwined time and again. The Perilous West tells this riveting story in depth for the first time, focusing on each of the seven explorers in turn--Ramsey Crooks, Robert McClellan,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry E Morris
ISBN: 9781442211124 1442211121 1442211148 9781442211148
OCLC Number: 795177914
Description: xviii, 239 pages, 12 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Timely Arrival of This Poor Unfortunate Woman --
I Shall Have Two Boats Well Manned and Armed --
A Powerful Company Is Forming --
Dissolved by Mutual Consent --
We All Now Became Blind from the Reflection of the Sun's Rays --
Whiskey Flowed Like Milk and Honey in the Land of Canaan --
About Seventy Able Bodied Men, Nerved to Hardship --
Families, Plantations, and All Vanished --
A Very Sad Recollection --
The Inscrutable Ways of Providence --
Epilogue: Desolation and Horror Stared Me in the Face --
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Responsibility: Larry E. Morris.

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Although a host of adventurers stormed west in 1806 after Lewis and Clark's safe return, seven of them left unique legacies because of their monumental journeys, their lionhearted spirit in the face of hardship, and the way their paths intertwined time and again. The Perilous West tells this riveting story in depth for the first time, focusing on each of the seven explorers in turn--Ramsey Crooks, Robert McClellan, John Hoback, Jacob Reznor, Edward Robinson, Pierre Dorion, and Marie Dorion. --from publisher description.

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Morris (The Fate of the Corps: What Became of the Lewis and Clark Explorers After the Expedition) here focuses on the early 1800s Western fur trade, beginning with Robert McClellan and Ramsey Crooks, Read more...

 
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