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NARRATIVE JOURNAL OF TRAVELS, THROUGH THE NORTHWESTERN REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES EXTENDING FROM DETROIT THROUGH THE GREAT CHAIN OF AMERICAN LAKES, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. PERFORMED AS A MEMBER OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER GOVERNOR CASS. IN THE YEAR 1820
Albany. 1821.. 419,[4]pp. plus eight plates (including engraved titlepage), two of them colored; and folding map. Contemporary calf. Rebacked, with original spine laid down, repairs to tips, new leather spine label. Dampstaining. Small tear in map neatly repaired. Good. "This expedition led by General Cass was one of the many that he made as governor of Michigan for the purpose of visiting and negotiating with various Indian tribes of the Old Northwest. In this case, he also proposed to determine the source of the Mississippi River" - Wagner- Camp. The narrative is "interwoven with...a large number of incidents of Indian history, personal experience among the tribes he visited, and sketches of their principal characteristics" - Field. The plates illustrate scenery and Indian artifacts. WAGNER-CAMP 21a. FIELD 1363. HOWES S186. SABIN 77862. STREETER SALE 1782.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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