Canoeing with the Cree

Canoeing with the Cree

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by Eric Severeid, Ann Bancroft
     
 

In 1930 two novice paddlers—Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port—launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. Nearly

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In 1930 two novice paddlers—Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port—launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. Nearly four months later, after shooting hundreds of sets of rapids and surviving exceedingly bad conditions and even worse advice, the ragged, hungry adventurers arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay—with winter freeze-up on their heels. First published in 1935, Canoeing with the Cree is Sevareid's classic account of this youthful odyssey. The newspaper stories that Sevareid wrote on this trip launched his distinguished journalism career, which included more than a decade as a television correspondent and commentator on the CBS Evening News. Now with a new foreword by Arctic explorer, Ann Bancroft.

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"Canoeing with the Cree is an all-time favorite of mine."—Ann Bancroft, Arctic explorer

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ISBN-13:
9780873515337
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
240,113
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.70(d)

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Canoeing with the Cree 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
fraden More than 1 year ago
What an adventure! Two teens just out of high school with a ridiculous idea that they made come true and then Eric Severeid wrote about clearly sharing the adventure with he rest of us. Well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago