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Pacific Destiny: The Three-Century Journey to the Oregon Country (Tom Doherty Associates Book)

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The Oregon Country!

For a century that fabled place, lying somewhere beyond the Rocky Mountains at the farthest reaches of the continent galvanized the American people.

Its riches, in furs, timber, fish, and fecund soil for farming, awakened the avarice of nations. Spain, Great Britain, Russia, and the United States all vied for this trackless Eden of the pacific littoral, and not until the 1840s did the Americans claim it once and for all.

In these pages are the explorations of the fierce Scots who scaled the mountains and mapped the rivers of the Oregon country before the time of Lewis and Clark; the imperial fiefdom created for profit and Britannia by the fur-trading ventures of the Hudson's Bay Company; John Jacob Astor's ill-fated experiment on the Columbia River; the mountain men who risked their lives in Indian country in pursuit of beaver furs; and the arrival of the missionaries and pioneers of the Oregon Trail.

This is the Spur Award-winning story for best historical non-fiction, told by a distinguished chronicler of nineteenth century America. A story of the clashing of empires, coveting the matchless wealth of the Pacific Northwest-the story of The Oregon Country.

About the Author

Dale L. Walker is the recipient of the Year 2000 Owen Wister Award from Western Writers of America Inc., for lifetime achievement in Western history and literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765303103
Subtitle:
The Three-Century Journey to the Oregon Country
Author:
Walker, Dale L.
Author:
Walker, Dale L.
Publisher:
Forge Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Northwest, pacific
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Fur trade
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Series:
Tom Doherty Associates Book
Series Volume:
00-205
Publication Date:
20020629
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.6 x 5.82 x 1.24 in

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