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Northwest explorations

Author: Gordon Speck
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Binfords & Mort, 1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Speck
OCLC Number: 1114927
Description: 394 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The fifteenth century world --
Pacific explorations before Columbus --
The voyage of Hwui Shan --
Renaissance explorations --
Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean --
Cortez establishes Spanish power --
Romance and myth of the Pacific --
Cabrillo and Ferrelo explore a new coastline --
Sir Francis Drake, buccaneer deluxe --
Gali observes the coastline South --
Vizcaino surveys north to Old Oregon --
Russia enters the Pacific --
Vitus Bering, the outlander --
Russians in the North Pacific --
Spain returns --
Juan Perez reaches 55 north --
Heceta and Quadra head a great Spanish expedition --
James Cook, trader-geographer-explorer --
Hanna sails into the North Pacific --
Laperouse starts around the world --
James Strange goes to Nootka --
John Meares, English trader --
Lesser English traders --
Spain's last try for power --
Vancouver maps the Northwest Coast --
Gray discovers the Columbia River --
The end of Northwest explorations by the sea --
The search for the western sea --
Radisson and Groseillers at Hudson Bay --
The De La Verendryes, and exploring family --
Jonathan Carver's famous book of travels --
Hearne lays the ghost of Anian --
Alexander Mackenzie discovers a great river --
Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific --
Fur trade and exploration --
Manuel Lisa, the Indians' friend --
Astor and the Pacific Fur Company --
The "Tonquin" goes to the Columbia --
Hunt and the overland Astorians --
The North West Company of Canada --
Trade and trading methods --
Nor'westers as explorers --
David Thompson discovers Athabasca Pass --
Rocky Mountain men --
Jedediah Smith defies the Spaniards --
The Rocky Mountain Fur Company --
Dr. John McLoughlin, American citizen.
Responsibility: by Gordon Speck ; edited by L.K. Phillips.
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