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The Savage River Seventy-one days with Simon Fraser

By: Campbell, Marjorie Wilkins & Lewis Parker

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16668

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Only light wear to dust jacket. ; On the morning of May 28, 1808, Simon Fraser, two clerks, two Native guides, and nineteen voyageurs set out in four frail birch-bark canoes from Fort George on the Pacific slope of the Rocky Mountains. Before them was an unnamed and unexplored river that led south and, Fraser hoped, west to the Pacific coast. Every bend threatened new dangers - impassable rapids, treacherous portages, unfriendly Natives. But in seventy-one days, Fraser and his party fought their way to the mouth of the savage river and back to Fort George.Fraser's journey on the river named fo... View more info