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Alberta History: THE OLD NORTH TRAIL (Cree Trail) 15,000 Years of Indian History 1850-1870 Part 2 By Joachim Fromhold
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A continuation of the history of the Old North Trail (New Mexico to Northwest Territories) for the period 1850-1870 (Part 2, 1860-1870), two decades of great change for the Indian Nations of the... More > Canadian west. While this ushered in the high point of adaptation of Native society to the Ango-European culture, it also set the stage for the Anglo disposession of their lands, properties and rights and the marginalization which continues to this day.< Less
A Treasure For Sara By Allison Knight
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Set in the Yukon before gold is discovered in the territory, a strong willed woman is pitted against a quiet, reserved giant of a man. Sara McGuiness, an efficient, loquacious spinster flees her... More > aunt’s Philadelphia home where she is little more than a servant, accepting her prospector father’s invitation to come to the Yukon Territory and accept the treasure he’s found for her. However, unknown to Sara, her father is in the cabin of a reticent, but tormented mountain man called Bear, who wants solitude as he serves a self-imposed sentence for causing the deaths of his wife and child. When Bear brings Sara to his cabin, passion explodes between them. They are forced to winter together fighting their desires and the dangerous elements of the Northwest. As they survive the perils of the wilderness, they discover an enduring love for each other and Sara’s treasure.< Less
Envisioning New Switzerland: A Founding Document for the Swiss Colonists at Vevay, Indiana By Ellen Stepleton
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During one of the most tumultuous decades in Swiss history, a small group of Vaudois republicans chose to secure their children’s familial, cultural and spiritual patrimony by relocating to the... More > New World. In April 1800, at Le Chenit in the Vallée de Joux, five families framed a compact to organize a communal settlement in the Northwest Territory. Recently discovered, their pact is presented here in its original French and in English translation, along with an accompanying letter; additionally, another letter and an English translation of the compact as prepared by Jean Jaques Dufour in 1801 is supplied. Dufour is considered a founding father of American viticulture, and the Swiss settlers at Vevay, Indiana the first to succeed as commercial winemakers in the territorial United States. Scholars interested in founding documents, early American communes, commercial enterprises, cultural assimilation, and Swiss history in the Napoleonic era may find these documents intriguing.< Less
Savage Destiny By Jewel Adams
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On a wagon train that journeys from Baltimore to the Northwest Territory, Cali discovers the land that touches her heart with its beauty. She pesters the old scout, to teach her all he knows,... More > embracing the new land she needs the old man’s knowledge to survive. But all her lessons can’t prepare her for the very real Indian that hunts her down. And like the hawk that holds his prey in his talons, Cali looks deep into the coal black depths of the man that is her savage destiny! Blackhawk’s senses pulse in possessive yearning for the woman he took captive. Nothing will make him set her free, not even her own wild spirit. But can he save her from the dangers, ones that come from his own tribe and want her death? Two beautiful people find a love worth fighting for in the wilderness of 1795 in the Northwest Territory of the American frontier. Let your emotions run through the smoke fires that dry buffalo meat, feel the biting sting of a knife’s killing blade and touch the love that finds ecstasy in SAVAGE DESTINY!< Less
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Gulbarga district is located in the northeastern part of Karnataka. On the northwest, for a short stretch, the district shares its border with Sholapur and Osmanabad districts of Maharshatra and on... More > the east it is surrounded by Medak and Mahaboobnagar districts of Andhra Pradesh. On the other three sides, the district is surrounded by the territories belonging to Karnataka State itself viz., Bidar district in the north, Raichur district on the south and Bijapur district on the west. It is only in the south that the district has a natural boundary in the form of the mighty Krishna River, which runs east by northeastern course. On the western sector, for a short distance the Bhima divides the lands belonging to the districts and Bijapur and forms the natural boundary between two districts.< Less
History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I. To the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed During the Years 1804-5-6. By William Clark
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809) was... More > an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark.Their mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase, establish trade with, and sovereignty over the natives near the Missouri River, and claim the Pacific Northwest and Oregon Country for the United States before European nations. They also collected scientific data, and information on indigenous nations. President Thomas Jefferson appointed him Governor of Upper Louisiana in 1806. Excerpt from:< Less
New Zealand By nikol nikolova
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New Zealand is a country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two large islands (the North Island and the South Island) and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and... More > the Chatham Islands. In Māori, New Zealand has come to be known as Aotearoa, which is usually translated into English as The Land of the Long White Cloud. The Realm of New Zealand also includes the Cook Islands and Niue, which are self-governing but in free association; Tokelau; and the Ross Dependency (New Zealand's territorial claim in Antarctica). New Zealand is notable for its geographic isolation, being separated from Australia to the northwest by the Tasman Sea, approximately 2000 kilometres (1250 miles) across. Its closest neighbours to the north are New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga.< Less
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This is volume two of the Inuvik Saga. It is a story of a country formed by Native Americans in the northwest of North America before the great white expansion of white people east of the... More > Mississippi River began to flood into the west. By chance a young Scotsman is abandoned by his ship and is taken in by a native tribe. After the language barrier is conquered he realizes the people there are just as intelligent as any of his countrymen and begins to teach the children to read and write. The children, and many of the adults as well, are endlessly curious and knowledge spreads like wildfire. It is not long before their territory is coveted by white settlers and an army is sent to pacify them. War ensues and the Inuvikans manage a narrow victory, but more conflict is on the way and they now realize their future will be hard won with blood and sacrifice. This book continues that story.< Less
Journal of The Honorable George T. Wendell of Mackinac County, Michigan (1850) By Brett Dicken Brown
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This "Journal" was recorded by Mr. Wendell in 1850 and includes a translation of various items from the native tongue to English. The native tongues appear to be all Central Algonquian... More > languages and Mr. Wendell mentions Menominee, Washtenaw, Algonquin and Pottawatomie. There is also a page devoted to a description of the Northern League of Indian Tribes. The topics covered are "Indian" names for: Towns in Canada, New York, Northwest Territory and Pennsylvania; Rivers in Michigan and Wisconsin; Bays in Michigan; Islands in Michigan; Points (Geographic) in Michigan; Lime Island and Indian "Cross' Distance Markers and Stick; Lakes of Michigan; Ottawa & Chippewa Indian Names of Kinds of Woods in Michigan; Grains in Michigan; Months of the Year and other miscellaneous items. Also included is an index of names referred to in the probate papers, many of which were prominent citizens and government officials of the Village of Mackinac during the late 1880's.< Less
Puritans, Patriots and Pioneers: An Elwell Family History By Frank Bevc
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Like leaves in the wind, the lives of seven generations of the Elwell Family were driven by early American history to progress and peril. Fourteen years after the Mayflower, Robert Elwell landed at... More > the Massachusetts Bay Colony and prospered in one of the first settlements in the New World. His children fought in the first Indian War and endured the Salem Witch Trials. A new frontier in West Jersey became a refuge and starting point for a westward migration that lasted for over a century. Patriot Thomas Elwell sought his fortune on the Allegheny frontier. He survived eight years of Revolutionary War service including combat in northern battles, a winter at Valley Forge and the southern campaign leading to Yorktown. Thomas married and moved west to Fort Cumberland to welcome troops mustering to put down the Whiskey Rebellion before homesteading in Ohio’s Knox County. His children pushed westward to build lives in the new Northwest Territory before their children fought in the Civil War.< Less

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