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Astoria: Or, Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains
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adventurers American American Fur Company animal Aricaras arms arrived Astor Astoria band banks beaver Ben Jones Blackfeet boat buffalo caches camp Canadian voyageurs canoes CHAPTER chief Clarke clerks coast Columbia Comcomly companions comrades course crew Crooks Crows dangerous deserted distance encamped enterprise establishment expedition feet fire fish Fur Company fur trade grizzly bear hills horses hostile hundred Hunt hunters Indians Isaac Todd John Day journey killed land Lisa lodges M'Dougal M'Kenzie M'Lellan ment miles Missouri Missouri Fur Company morning mouth natives neighbourhood night North-west Company partners party passed peltries Pierre Delaunay Pierre Dorion plains prairies provisions Reed rifle rocks Rocky mountains sail Sandwich islands savages ship shore Shoshonies Sioux skins Snake river snow soon spirit squaw stream Stuart supply tains tion Tonquin trap trappers travellers trees tribes vessel village voyage wandering warriors wild wilderness wind winter
Page 51 - In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
Page 20 - Company as represented in their persons and conducted themselves in suitable style. They ascended the rivers in great state, like sovereigns making a progress: or rather like highland chieftains navigating their subject lakes. They were wrapped in rich furs, their huge canoes freighted with every convenience and luxury and manned by Canadian voyageurs, as obedient as highland clansmen.
Page 49 - I considered, as a great public acquisition, the commencement of a settlement on that point of the western coast of America, and looked forward with gratification to the time when its descendants should have spread themselves through the whole length of that coast, covering it with free and independent Americans, uucon. nected with us but by the ties of blood and interest, and enjoying like us the rights of self-government.
Page 42 - MacKenzie some years subsequently published an account of his expeditions he suggested the policy of opening an intercourse between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and forming regular establishments through the interior and at both extremes as well as along the coasts and islands.
Page 134 - It is surprising to see with what fearless unconcern these savages venture in their light barks upon the roughest and most tempestuous seas. They seem to ride upon the waves like seafowl.
Page 22 - ... the feudal state of Fort William is at an end; its council chamber is silent and deserted ; its banquet-hall no longer echoes to the burst of loyalty, or the "auld world...
Page 19 - Highland clan, and was almost as important in the eyes of his dependents as of himself. To him a visit to the grand conference at Fort William was a most important event, and he repaired there as to a meeting of parliament.
Page 47 - He was already wealthy beyond the ordinary desires of man, but he now aspired to that honourable fame which is awarded to men of similar scope of mind, who by their great commercial enterprises have enriched nations, peopled wildernesses, and extended the bounds of empire.