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New Light on the Early History of the Greater Northwest
The Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry and of David Thompson, 1799–1814

Volume 2

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  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079389

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  • During the 1890s Elliott Coues (1842–1899), one of America's greatest ornithologists, edited several exploration narratives about the American Northwest, including Lewis and Clark's Travels. Coues tracked down the manuscript journals of two of Lewis and Clark's contemporaries, fur trader Alexander Henry (1765–1814) and geographer David Thompson (1770–1857), employees of the Northwest Company. Coues' abridged and edited version of Henry's text, accompanied by notes that draw heavily on Thompson's scientific records, appeared in 1897 in three volumes. Despite the deep prejudice evident in Henry's writing, Coues judged it a reliable account of his unscrupulous business dealings, and of the harsh realities he observed among many different First Nations peoples. Volume 2 covers 1808–14, when Henry travelled in Saskatchewan and Alberta, crossed the Great Divide, and traded along the Columbia River. This volume also contains Coues' original Volume 3, a comprehensive index of people and places.

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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079389
    • length: 602 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part II. The Saskatchewan:
    13. The Saskatchewan brigade of 1808
    14. Ethnography of Fort Vermilion
    15. Fort Vermilion
    16. To Fort Augustus and back
    17. Fort Vermilion (cont.)
    18. The new White Earth house
    19. Overland from White Earth to the Rocky Mountain house, 1810
    20. The Rocky Mountain house
    21. Over the great divide
    22. Geography and ethnography
    23. Down the Saskatchewan, 1811
    Part III. The Columbia:
    24. Astoria, 1813
    25. The Columbia and Willamette tour, 1814
    26. Fort George, 1814
    27. Fort George, concluded, 1814
    Index and maps.

  • Authors

    Alexander Henry

    David Thompson


    Elliott Coues

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