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|Genre/Form:||Glossaries, vocabularies, etc|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Jonathan Carver; Alexander Mackenzie; United States. President (1801-1809 : Jefferson)
The earliest American edition of the spurious account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. It is made up of material taken principally from three sources: (A) Message from the President of the United States communicating discoveries made in exploring the Missouri, Red river and Washita, by Captains Lewis and Clark, Doctor Sibley, and Mr. Dunbar, Washington, 1806; (B) Jonathan Carver's Travels through the interior parts of North America ... in the years 1766,1767, and 1768; (C) Alexander Mackenzie's Voyage from Montreal ... through the continent of North America in the years 1789 and 1793.
For detailed descriptions of contents of this and other spurious editions, cf. History of the expedition ... of Lewis and Clark, ed. by Elliott Coues, 1893, v. 1, p. cviii-cxvii; and V.H. Paltaits' Bibliographical data, in Original journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition, ed, by R.G. Thwaites, 1904, v. 1, p. ixvi-ixx.
Vocabulary of the Knisteneaux (Crees): p. 122-141.
|Description:||300 pages : frontispiece (folded map) 5 plates ; 19 cm|
|Responsibility:||compiled from various authentic sources, and documents : to which is subjoined, a summary of the statistical view of the Indian nations from the official communications of Meriwether Lewis ; embellished with a map of the country inhabited by the western tribes of Indians, and five engravings of Indian chiefs.|