Canoeing with the Cree

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Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1968 - Travel - 206 pages
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"Canoeing with the Cree is an all-time favorite of mine."--Ann Bancroft, Arctic explorer "Imagination and determination are the stuff of this book." --The Beaver 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.
 

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User Review  - LonelyReader - LibraryThing

A quick and easy read about two teenagers who canoe from Minneapolis, MN to Hudson Bay. Very interesting facts about the culture, nature, and experiences they have while traveling. Great book for anyone who enjoys the outdoors or is familiar with the area. Read full review

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User Review  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

This 2,500 mile canoeing odyssey reads like one of those old, quaint "Boy's Life" articles. But then again, young Eric was only 17 when he wrote it and 18 when it was published. This would be a great choice for any boy who is interested in adventure. Read full review

Contents

WEKE OFF
1
THE NEW LIFE
10
SNAKES
26
TRAGEDYALMOST
41
RED RIVER MUD
45
READY FOE THE PLUNGE
64
INTO THE LAND OF THE CEEE
78
THE ROYAL NORTHWEST MOUNTED
91
THE DIE Is CAST
114
CANOEING WITH THE CREE
128
GODS COUNTRY
141
XHI THE GREAT TEST
153
VICTORYAND PINEAPPLE
172
HALFBREEDS AND MUSKEG
185
END OF THE TRAIL
198
INDEX
202

HUMILIATION OF THE SANS Souci 104s
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