Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 2, 2015)
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in the course of the Nineties Elliott Coues (1842-1899), one in all America's maximum ornithologists, edited a number of exploration narratives in regards to the American Northwest, together with Lewis and Clark's Travels. Coues tracked down the manuscript journals of 2 of Lewis and Clark's contemporaries, fur dealer Alexander Henry (1765-1814) and geographer David Thompson (1770-1857), staff of the Northwest corporation. Coues' abridged and edited model of Henry's textual content, followed by way of notes that draw seriously on Thompson's clinical files, seemed in 1897 in 3 volumes; during this reissue the index quantity is integrated in quantity 2. regardless of the deep prejudice obvious in Henry's writing, Coues judged it a competent account of his unscrupulous enterprise dealings, and of the tough realities he saw between many alternative First countries peoples. quantity 1 covers the interval from 1799 to 1808, while Henry travelled alongside the pink River and organize the Pembina River buying and selling publish.