The Savage River: Seventy-One Days with Simon Fraser

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We had to pass where no human being should venture. On the morning of May 28, 1808, Simon Fraser, two clerks, two Native guides, and nineteen voyageurs set out in four frail birch-bark canoes from Fort George on the Pacific slope of the Rocky Mountains. Before them was an unnamed and unexplored river that led south and, Fraser hoped, west to the Pacific coast. Every bend threatened new dangers - impassable rapids, treacherous portages, unfriendly Natives. But in seventy-one days, Fraser and his party fought their way to ...

The Savage River: Seventy-One Days with Simon Fraser 2003, Fifth House Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781894856249

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