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Adventures of Captain Bonneville

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000579220
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Adventures of Captain Bonneville  
Author: Irving, Washington
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE, French-born American, was a ?rover-by instinct? but had to postpone his own free roving for a long time, going where the war department told him to go and staying where it told him to stay until he was thirty-five years old. After graduating from the Military Academy in 1815, he spent eight years at frontier army posts, four years at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and four years at Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. While at the latter place he slowly made up his mind to be a fur trader, as described by Irving...

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Table of Contents: Chapter I -- State of the fur trade of the Rocky Mountains American enterprises- -- General Ashley and his Associates Sublette, a famous leader Yearly -- Rendezvous among the mountains Stratagems and dangers of the trade -- Bands of trappersIndian banditti Crows and Blackfeet Mountaineers -- Traders of the far west Character and habits of the trapper -- Chapter II -- Departure from Fort Osage Modes of transportation Pack-horses -- Wagons Walker and Cerre; their characters Buoyant feelings on -- launching upon the prairies Wild equipments of the trappers Their -- gambols and antics Difference of character between the American and -- French trappers Agency of the Kansas General Clarke White plume -- the Indian chief-Night scene in a trader's camp Colloquy between -- White Plume and the captain Bee-hunters Their Expeditions Their -- feuds with the Indians Bargaining talent of White Plume -- Chapter HI -- Wild Prairies Vegetable productions-Tabular Hills-Slabs of Sandstone -- Nebraska or Platte River Scanty fare Buffalo skulls Wagons turned -- into boats Herds of buffalo Cliffs resembling castles The chimney- -- Scott's Bluffs Story connected with them The Bighorn or Ahsahta -- Its nature and habits Difference between that and the woolly -- sheep, or goat of the mountains.


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