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Sources of the River

Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America
Nisbet, Jack (Book - 2007 )
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In this true story of adventure, author Jack Nisbet re-creates the life and times of David Thompson--fur trader, explorer, surveyor, and mapmaker. From 1784 to 1812, Thompson explored western North America, and his field journals provide the earliest written accounts of the natural history and indigenous cultures of the what is now British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Thompson was the first person to chart the entire route of the Columbia river, and his wilderness expeditions have become the stuff of legend. Jack Nisbet tracks the explorer across the content, interweaving his own observations with Thompson's historical writings. The result is a fascinating story of two men discovering the Northwest territory almost two hundred years apart.
Authors: Nisbet, Jack, 1949-
Title: Sources of the river
tracking David Thompson across western North America
Publisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, c2007
Edition: 2007 ed
Characteristics: xii, 292 p. :,ill., maps ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jack Nisbet ; maps and illustrations by Jack McMaster ; [foreword by I.S. MacLaren]
ISBN: 9781570615221
1570615225
Branch Call Number: 971.03 N723s 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Original Version: Originally published: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, 1994
Subject Headings: Cartographers Northwest, Pacific Biography Fur traders Northwest, Pacific Biography Explorers Northwest, Pacific Biography Northwest, Pacific Discovery and exploration Columbia River Region Discovery and exploration Thompson, David, 1770-1857
Topical Term: Cartographers
Fur traders
Explorers
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Less well known than Lewis and Clark, Thompson was an important explorer of the Columbia River.


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