Three Years Travels Through The Interior Parts Of North America For More Than Five Thousand Miles, Containing An Account Of The Great Lakes, And All The Lakes, Islands, And Rivers, Cataracts, Mountains, Minerals, Soil And Vegetable Productions

By: Carver, Jonathan

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TITLE CONTINUED.. Of The Northwest Regions Of That Vast Continent, With A Description Of The Birds, Beasts, Reptiles, Insects and Fishes Peculiar To The Country. Together With A Concise History Of The Genius, Manners, And Customs Of The Indians Inhabiting The Lands That Lie Adjacent To The Heads And To The Westward Of The Great River Mississippi. And An Appendix, Describing The Uncultivated Parts Of America That Are The Most Proper For Forming Settlements. HB. xx,360,20pp. Later 3/4 morocco and marbled boards. Slight wear to extremities, else a near fine copy. Howes C-215. Graff 622. "Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution. Like his French predecessor -- Verendrye -- he was seeking a transcontinental waterway, but, aside from exploring some tributaries of the Mississippi, he made no substantial contributions to geographical knowledge; his book, however, stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." Carver began his journey from Boston on June 17th 1766. He traveled 1,300 miles to Michillimackinac. He then proceeded into the interior parts of the Northwest, Green Bay, Up the Mississippi River, Northern Minnesota, and back. He traveled for 2 years and 5 months, covering 7,000 miles. The first part of the book covers his journal and his travels. The remainder covers the Indians, their manners, customs, religion, language, methods of war, hunting, prisoners, etc. Carver gives a graphic account of the massacre at Fort William Henry in 1757. Carver was a volunteer and was present and narrowly escaped with his life. (This is the scene in the movie, "Last of the Mohicans." Apparently Carver was there!! He also relates Pontiac's attack on Detroit. He describes Detroit as consisting of 100 houses. The Indians tell Carver about a large lake North West Of Minnesota (Lake Winneepeek), he believes it leads to the Pacific Ocean. Very Good Reading!!!

Title: Three Years Travels Through The Interior Parts Of North America For More Than Five Thousand Miles, Containing An Account Of The Great Lakes, And All The Lakes, Islands, And Rivers, Cataracts, Mountains, Minerals, Soil And Vegetable Productions

Author Name: Carver, Jonathan

Categories: Travel & Exploration,

Publisher: Philadelphia, Key & Simpson: 1796

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Type: Book

Seller ID: 793

Keywords: Expeditions, Mississippi River, Indians, Indian wars, Great Lakes, Exploration, Overland Travel, pioneers, Revolutionary War, Lewis and Clark, Mackenzie