The river of the West life and adventure in the Rocky Mountains and Oregon : embracing events in the life-time of a mountain-man and pioneer : with the early history of the north-western slope, including an account of the fur traders, the Indian tribes, the overland immigration, the Oregon missions, and the tragic fate of Rev. Dr. Whitman and family : also, a description of the country, its condition, prospects, and resources; its soil, climate, and scenery; its mountains, rivers, valleys, deserts, and plains; its inland waters, and natural wonders

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Published by R.W. Bliss, R.J. Trumbull in Hartford, Conn. and Toledo, Ohio, San Francisco .

Written in English

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  • Meek, Joseph Lafayette, -- 1810-1875.,
  • Frontier and pioneer life.,
  • Northwest, Pacific -- Description and travel.,
  • Northwest, Pacific -- History -- Sources.,
  • West (U.S.) -- History -- Sources.

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Statementby Frances Fuller Victor.
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series -- no. 17836
The Physical Object
Pagination7 microfiches (330 fr.)
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18783465M
ISBN 100665178360

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