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Father Marquette

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T2203

ISBN: 788422030

Condition: (1902) reprint, paper, index, 284 pp, Heritage Books


In May of 1673, Father Marquette set out in company with Louis Joliet, to explore the Mississippi River. By mid-June, in two frail canoes of birchbark, and with five French servants, the explorers entered the great river at the mouth of the Wisconsin, and descended, with many interesting adventures, as far south as the mouth of the Arkansas River. Learning from the Indians the course and characteristics of the waterway from that point to the Gulf of Mexico, they returned... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume III, Andre Michaux’s Travels into Kentucky, 1793-96. Francois Andre Micheaux’s Travels West of Alleghany Mountains, 1802. Thaddeus Mason Harris’s Journal of a Tour Northwest of Alleghany Mountains, 1803

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4440

ISBN: 788444409

Condition: (1904), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 382 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


Andre Michaux, a French botanist and scientist, originally came to America to make a study of forest trees and experiment with regard to their transplantation to France. His journals cover nearly eleven years' travel in America. This volume relates the expedition made to Kentucky by way of the Ohio with the return over the Wilderness Road and through the Valley of Virginia with a longer journey from Charleston to Tennessee, through Kentucky to the Illinois, and back by a... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume IX, Flint’s Letters from America, 1818-1820

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4436

ISBN: 788444360

Condition: (1904), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 334 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


James Flint, a Scotsman, "followed the great Western thoroughfare which crossed Pennsylvania to Pittsburg, then the gateway of trans'Allegheny America." From there he purchased a skiff and floated down the Ohio; from Portsmouth he "proceeded on a circuit through Ohio and Kentucky, settling at length at the falls of Ohio, in the Indiana town of Jeffersonville." Flint's Letters are "a remarkable study of American life in the beginning of its new era, a... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume X, Hulme’s Journal, 1818-1819; Flower’s Letters from Lexington and the Illinois, 1819; Flower’s Letters from the Illinois, 1820-21; and Wood’s Two Years Residence, 1820-21

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4434

ISBN: 788444344

Condition: (1904), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 358 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


During the second decade of the nineteenth century, a colony of English emigrants, led by Morris Birkbeck and George Flower, was established in southeastern Illinois; at a place in Edwards County known afterwards as English Prairie. This volume includes publications that best exemplify Western life and conditions and contain the most varied descriptions of an English immigrant's impressions and experiences. Thomas Hulme's notes on his travels to Illinois contain observat... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume II, John Long’s Journal, 1768-1782

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4432

ISBN: 788444328

Condition: (1904), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 330 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


John Long was an expert woodsman, fur-trader, and explorer who traveled into the largely unexplored regions north and west of Canada. "Long's narrative…portrays conditions during the period of the free trader, responsible to no authority, exploiting the country and the natives for the largest immediate returns, without reference to the preservation of the hunting grounds or the protection of the hunters. The frightful debauchery of the Indians by means of traders' ... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume I, Journals of Conrad Weiser (1748), George Croghan (1750-1765), Christian Frederick Post (1758), and Thomas Morris (1764)

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4430

ISBN: 788444301

Condition: (1904), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 328 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


Conrad Weiser's tour was the first official journey undertaken for the English colonies, to the west of the mountain wall. His purpose was to carry a present from the Pennsylvania and Virginia authorities to the tribesmen on the Ohio. George Croghan's journal provides an Indian history of the time. In 1750 he was "on the Ohio enroute to the Shawnee towns and Pickawillany; the next season, he outwitted Joncaire on the Allegheny." In 1754 he was on the Ohio after W... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XXII, Part I of Maximilian, Prince of Wied’s, Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4343

ISBN: 788443437

Condition: (1906), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 394 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


Alexander Philip Maximilian's childhood desire was to study natural history, a study of flora, fauna and native races. In 1832 he arrived in Boston to begin his exploration of the trans-Mississippi region. He was accompanied by a young Swiss artist, Charles Bodmer. Maximilian's purpose "was to collect data concerning the remnants of its aboriginal population, and the primitive state of its fields and forests; these he sought to observe and to perpetuate both in descr... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XXIV, Part III of Maximilian, Prince of Wied’s, Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4347

ISBN: 078844347X

Condition: (1906), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 346 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


Alexander Philip Maximilian's childhood desire was to study natural history, a study of flora, fauna and native races. In 1832 he arrived in Boston to begin his exploration of the trans-Mississippi region. He was accompanied by a young Swiss artist, Charles Bodmer. Maximilian's purpose "was to collect data concerning the remnants of its aboriginal population, and the primitive state of its fields and forests; these he sought to observe and to perpetuate both in descr... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XXVI, Part I of Flagg’s The Far West, 1836-1837

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4400

ISBN: 078844400X

Condition: (1906), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 370 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


The summer and autumn of 1836 found Edmund Flagg, a teacher and journalist, traveling in Missouri and Illinois, and writing for the Louisville Journal. These letters became the basis for his first book, The Far West. He traveled from Louisville to St. Louis by way of the Ohio and the Mississippi, and then continued to the mouth of the Illinois and on to Peoria before returning to St. Louis. Next he "crossed the Mississippi and struck out on horseback across the Illin... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XXVII, Part II of Flagg’s The Far West, 1836-1837; and De Smet’s Letters and Sketches, 1841-1842

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4402

ISBN: 788444026

Condition: (1906), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 380 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


The summer and autumn of 1836 found Edmund Flagg, a teacher and journalist, traveling in Missouri and Illinois, and writing for the Louisville Journal. These letters became the basis for his first book, The Far West. This volume presents Part II of this book, chapters thirty-three through forty-one. Most of this volume is devoted to de Smet's letters and sketches. He was born and educated in Belgium. He crossed the Atlantic to carry the gospel to the Indians of the Weste... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XI, Part I (1819) of Faux’s Memorable Days in America, 1819-1820

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4428

ISBN: 078844428X

Condition: (1905), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 306 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


In 1814 The London Quarterly began a series of articles aimed at ridiculing all things American in order to discourage English emigration to the United States. William Faux's tour of America played a prominent role in this series. Although he was considered a simpleton by the British reviewers who quoted him, his writings have some value in revealing conditions of "murder, deceit, inhumanity, defects of justice and barbarities" that other writers may have conceal... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XII, Part II (1820) of Faux’s Memorable Days in America, 1819-1820; and Welby’s Visit to North America, 1819-20

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4423

ISBN: 788444239

Condition: (1905), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 342 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


In 1814 The London Quarterly began a series of articles aimed at ridiculing all things American in order to discourage English emigration to the United States. William Faux's tour of America played a prominent role in this series. This volume contains Part Two of that tour. Adlard Welby's book was also "employed as a weapon in the reviewers' warfare, and as a whole is unfavorable in its attitude toward American life…Accustomed to the conditions of life encountered ... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XVIII, Pattie’s Personal Narrative, 1824-1830; Willard’s Inland Trade with New Mexico, 1825, and Downfall of the Fredonian Republic; and Malte-Brun’s Account of Mexico

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4420

ISBN: 788444204

Condition: (1905), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 380 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


"For three generations the Patties had been frontiersmen. Restlessly they moved onward as the border advanced, always hovering upon the outskirts of civilization, seeking to better their condition by taking up fresh lands in untilled places, and remorselessly fighting the aborigines who disputed their invasion. They longed unceasingly for new adventures in the mysterious West…the Patties belonged to that class of Americans who conquered the wilderness, and yearly p... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XVII, Part IV of James’s Account of S. H. Long’s Expedition, 1819-1820

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4424

ISBN: 788444247

Condition: (1905), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 308 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


"This exploration was the outcome, and almost the only valuable result, of the ill-starred project popularly known at the time as the Yellowstone expedition, which had been designed to establish military posts on the upper Missouri…" The scientific observations of the expedition were made by a company of specialists under the command of Major Long. His associates were Major John Biddle, Dr. Edwin James, Dr. Thomas Say, Augustus Edward Jessup, T. R. Peale, Samue... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XVI, Part III of James’s Account of S. H. Long’s Expedition, 1819-1820

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4426

ISBN: 788444263

Condition: (1905), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 292 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


"This exploration was the outcome, and almost the only valuable result, of the ill-starred project popularly known at the time as the Yellowstone expedition, which had been designed to establish military posts on the upper Missouri…" The scientific observations of the expedition were made by a company of specialists under the command of Major Long. His associates were Major John Biddle, Dr. Edwin James, Dr. Thomas Say, Augustus Edward Jessup, T. R. Peale, Samue... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XV, Part II of James’s Account of S. H. Long’s Expedition, 1819-1820

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4414

ISBN: 078844414X

Condition: (1905), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 356 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


"This exploration was the outcome, and almost the only valuable result, of the ill-starred project popularly known at the time as the Yellowstone expedition, which had been designed to establish military posts on the upper Missouri…" The scientific observations of the expedition were made by a company of specialists under the command of Major Long. His associates were Major John Biddle, Dr. Edwin James, Dr. Thomas Say, Augustus Edward Jessup, T. R. Peale, Samue... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XIV, Part I of James’s Account of S. H. Long’s Expedition, 1819-1820

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4416

ISBN: 788444166

Condition: (1905), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 322 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


"This exploration was the outcome, and almost the only valuable result, of the ill-starred project popularly known at the time as the Yellowstone expedition, which had been designed to establish military posts on the upper Missouri…" The scientific observations of the expedition were made by a company of specialists under the command of Major Long. His associates were Major John Biddle, Dr. Edwin James, Dr. Thomas Say, Augustus Edward Jessup, T. R. Peale, Samue... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XIII, Nuttall’s Travels into the Arkansa Territory, 1819

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4418

ISBN: 788444182

Condition: (1905), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 366 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


In his study of botany, having already explored the area of the Mississippi and east, Nuttall turned his thoughts to the Arkansa Territory, which offered "a practically virgin field for the scientific investigator." He set out from Philadelphia October 2, 1818 for Arkansas Post where he arrived on January 22, 1819 and remained for three weeks studying the flora of the vicinity. He then spent three weeks at the mouth of the Kiamichi before arriving at the mouth of... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XXXI, Analytical Index to the Series, A-K

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4458

ISBN: 788444581

Condition: (1907), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 334 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


The following subjects have been alphabetically grouped by subject: Bayous, Bays, Bottoms, Bluffs, Canons, Capes, Caves, Creeks, Falls, Forts, Gaps, Gulfs, Harbors, Inlets, Islands, Isthmuses, Lakes, Mountains (including Hills and Mounts), Narrows, Oceans, Passes, Points, Portages, Ports, Prairies, Rapids, Rivers, Roads, Rocks, Seas, Sounds, Springs, Straits, and Valleys. The following subjects have been analytically rather than alphabetically arranged: Amusements, Archi... View more info

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XXXII, Analytical Index to the Series, L-Z

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD4460

ISBN: 788444603

Condition: (1907), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 354 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


The following subjects have been alphabetically grouped by subject: Bayous, Bays, Bottoms, Bluffs, Canons, Capes, Caves, Creeks, Falls, Forts, Gaps, Gulfs, Harbors, Inlets, Islands, Isthmuses, Lakes, Mountains (including Hills and Mounts), Narrows, Oceans, Passes, Points, Portages, Ports, Prairies, Rapids, Rivers, Roads, Rocks, Seas, Sounds, Springs, Straits, and Valleys. The following subjects have been analytically rather than alphabetically arranged: Amusements, Archi... View more info