Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America

Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America

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Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America by Jack Nisbet, Jack McMaster

In this true story of adventure, author Jack Nisbet re-creates the life and times of David Thompson—fur trader, explorer, surveyor, and mapmaker. From 1784 to 1812, Thompson explored western North America, and his field journals provide the earliest written accounts of the natural history and indigenous cultures of the what is now British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Thompson was the first person to chart the entire route of the Columbia river, and his wilderness expeditions have become the stuff of legend. Jack Nisbet tracks the explorer across the content, interweaving his own observations with Thompson’s historical writings. The result is a fascinating story of two men discovering the Northwest territory almost two hundred years apart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570615221
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 05/10/2007
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 504,648
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Field biologist and natural history teacher Jack Nisbet lives in Spokane, WA.

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