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Adventures of a Mountain Man: The Narrative of Zenas Leonard By Zenas Leonard
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Adventures of a Mountain Man: The Narrative of Zenas Leonard is a true-life adventure story, a narrative of exploration, survival, conflict, capture, and torture; and an insider’s account of... More > the daily life of an 1830’s fur-trader and trapper in the early American West.< Less
Driven To Excel By Lawrence C. Erwin
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Donald Charles McLean left Scotland and signed on with the Hudson Bay Company in 1813, as a shallop master. Three years later, because of starvation conditions, he volunteered to snowshoe from Moose... More > Factory to Montreal, through the dangerous and inhospitable arctic watershed, controlled by the North West Company. At Montreal, he assisted Lord Selkirk to prepare for his journey to the Red River Colony. After learning of the massacre at Seven Oaks, McLean joined the rival NWC and became Captain of their Schooner, Governor Gore, sailing on the upper Great Lakes. McLean married Ann Warren of Fort Erie in 1820 and shortly after the two fur-trading companies amalgamated, they moved to the Seigneury of Argenteuil where they raised twelve children. McLean participated in the Rebellion of 1837. Later, he bought 1,500 acres in the wilderness of Eardley Twp. where he, his wife and most of their sons moved and entered into the lumber business.< Less
Mackinac Island By Ms Hen
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Mackinac Island is a place like no other. Travel by ferry boat to a place with no cars, but plenty of history and -- fudge! Learn all about the island surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake... More > Huron at the tip of Michigan's mitten. This fully illustrated book includes travel tips, a scavenger hunt, and a quiz. Even if you never visit the island, you'll feel like you have traveled back to the 1880s and learn lots of interesting things about life on the island through the years, including battles, a belly-hole, and the role of missionaries in the area.< Less
Life in the Rocky Mountains By Warren Angus Ferris
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Warren Angus Ferris was an unusual mountain man: he was well educated, well spoken, and most of all, well written. This is one of the finest primary sources we have extant for the Rocky Mountain Fur... More > Trade era. Told with candid frankness and copious humor, Life in the Rocky Mountains is among the best of American non-fiction literature.< Less
Life in the Rocky Mountains By Warren Angus Ferris
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Warren Angus Ferris was an unusual mountain man: he was well educated, well spoken, and most of all, well written. This is one of the finest primary sources we have extant for the Rocky Mountain Fur... More > Trade era. Told with candid frankness and copious humor, Life in the Rocky Mountains is among the best of American non-fiction literature.< Less
The Young Voyageurs: Boy Hunters in the North By Mayne Reid
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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: Thomas Mayne Reid (April 4, 1818 – October 22, 1883), was a... More > Scots-Irish American novelist. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.Reid was born in Ballyroney, a small hamlet near Katesbridge, County Down, in the north of Ireland, the son of Rev. Thomas Mayne Reid Sr., who was a senior clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. His father wanted him to become a Presbyterian minister, so in September 1834 he enrolled at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mayne_Reid< Less
York Boat Captain - 18 Life-Changing Days on the Peace River By Teresa Griffith
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Come aboard as Teresa Griffith recounts the adventures of the first York Boat to ply the waters of the Peace River in 80 years. She and her intrepid crew face bad weather, long days, hordes of... More > mosquitoes and deep, sucking mud in their historical reenactment of a 540-km (335-mile) journey on one of Canada's largest rivers.< Less
The Western Cree (Pakisimotan Wi Iniwak) - The Canoe Cree 1650 - 1770 By Joachim Fromhold
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It has often been said that the western Cree came into the west in the wake of the Fur Trade to exploit a position as middlemen. Actual history shows the Cree to have been here long before, and to... More > have adapted their historic way of life to take advantage of the fur trade - not for profit, but for novelty. This history looks at the 100 years for which this way of life lasted.< Less
The Western Cree (Pakisimotan Wi Iniwak) - The Canoe Cree 1650 - 1770 By Joachim Fromhold
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It has often been said that the western Cree came into the west in the wake of the Fur Trade to exploit a position as middlemen. Actual history shows the Cree to have been here long before, and to... More > have adapted their historic way of life to take advantage of the fur trade - not for profit, but for novelty. This history looks at the 100 years for which this way of life lasted.< Less
The Voyageurs (A North Woods Canoe Adventure) By Bruce Stacy
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Ben, a 13 year old boy, is invited to accompany his Uncle Jake and their French-Canadian guide on their annual canoe-camping-fishing trip into the North Woods. They fly to Duluth, Minnesota where... More > they are met by their voyageur-like guide, Mick. Mick then drives them to the fringes of civilization and they launch their canoes into the wilderness. The trip is an awakening for Ben, who overcomes his lack of self confidence while learning outdoor lore, the history of the North Woods, the voyageur culture, and solving a longstanding family mystery. This story is part educational, part history and part mystery wrapped in the magic of the northland . . .< Less

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