The Adventvres of Captain Bonneville, V.S.A.: In the Rocky Movntains and the Far West: Digested from His Jovrnal and Illustrated from Variovs Other Sovrces, Volume 2

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Page 236 - The leave of absence which you have asked, for the purpose of enabling you to carry into execution your design of exploring the country to the Rocky Mountain^ and beyond, with a view of ascertaining the nature and character of the several tribes of Indians inhabiting those regions ; the trade which might be profitably carried on with them ; the quality of the soil, the productions, the minerals, the natural history, the climate, the geography and topography, as well as geology, of the various parts...
Page 235 - Wyeth may be interesting as throwing some light upon the question as to the manner in which America has been peopled : " Are you aware of the fact that in the winter of 1833 a Japanese junk was wrecked on the northwest coast, in the neighborhood of Queen Charlotte's Island, and that all but two of the crew, then much reduced by starvation and disease, during a long drift across the Pacific, were killed by the natives ? The two fell into the hands of the Hudson's Bay ( 'ompany, and were sent to England....

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