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Pacific destiny : the three-century journey to the Oregon country

Author: Dale L Walker
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In these pages are the explorations of the Scots who scaled the mountains and mapped the rivers of the Oregon country before the time of Lewis and Clark; the imperial fiefdom created for profit and Britannia by the fur-trading ventures of the Hudson's Bay Company; John Jacob Astor's ill-fated experiment on the Columbia River; the adventures of the mountain men who risked their lives in hostile Indian country in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale L Walker
ISBN: 0312869339 9780312869335
OCLC Number: 43634742
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 478 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Sea-Lanes. 1. The Pacific Littoral. 2. The River of the West. 3. Nootka Sound --
pt. 2. Astoria. 4. Pro Pelle Cutem. 5. The Voyage of the Tonquin. 6. The Phial of Wrath. 7. The Overlanders --
pt. 3. Wilderness Crossings. 8. To the Tetons. 9. South Pass. 10. Fort Vancouver. 11. Captain Smith. 12. Kelley's Odyssey. 13. The Iceman --
pt. 4. Out to Arcadia. 14. The Macedonian Cry. 15. Spies. 16. Champoeg. 17. Sapling Grove. 18. Jumping Off --
pt. 5. Medicine Road. 19. Toward the Elephant. 20. The Great Migration. 21. The Parallel. 22. The Bostonian. 23. Waiilatpu. 24. Last Trails.
Responsibility: Dale L. Walker.
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"In these pages are the explorations of the Scots who scaled the mountains and mapped the rivers of the Oregon country before the time of Lewis and Clark; the imperial fiefdom created for profit and Britannia by the fur-trading ventures of the Hudson's Bay Company; John Jacob Astor's ill-fated experiment on the Columbia River; the adventures of the mountain men who risked their lives in hostile Indian country in pursuit of beaver pelts; and the arrival of missionaries and land-hungry pioneers via the Oregon Trail."--Jacket.

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