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Sources of the River (1994)

by Jack Nisbet

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I sat down with this book and could not put it down till it was finished. Great read, wonderful story, lots of fur trade detail that added to whatever information I already had.
  nancymanderson | Dec 16, 2012 |
Fur trader and explorer David Thompson (1770-1857) was apprenticed to the Hudson Bay Co. in 1784 and spent most of his career with the North West Co. He was the first to map the full length of the Columbia River. Quite a good story, well told. ( )
  marywhisner | Jul 25, 2008 |
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From 1784 to 1812, fur trader, surveyor, and mapmaker David Thompson explored western North America. His field journals provide the earliest written accounts of the natural history and indigenous cultures of what is now British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Thompson was the first person to fully chart the Columbia River, and his wilderness expeditions have become legendary. Jack Nisbet tracks the explorer across the continent, interweaving his own sharp observations with Thompson's historical writings.… (more)

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