Synopses & Reviews
Those who were brave enough to venture into the wild frontiers of the Americas are the focus of this exciting history series. Lewis and Clark, Henry Hudson, Louis Jolliet, and Hernando De Soto are just some of the many explorers featured. With maps and pictures acting as supplements to the text, the struggles of these explorers will spark newfound appreciation in learners.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 63) and index.
Table of Contents
Prologue: who found it? -- Vitus Bering (1728, 1741): not one continent but two -- Alexander Mackenzie (1789, 1793): in the far Northwest -- George Vancouver (1791-94): mapping the coast -- Robert Gray (1792): a claim on Oregon -- Meriwether Lewis and William Clark: the great overland expedition (1804-06) -- Zebulon Pike: where does the river begin? (1805-06) -- Manuel Lisa: across the wide Missouri (1807) -- Peter Skene Ogden: tough man in the Northwest (1824-30) -- Epilogue: what did they find? -- Important dates in the exploration of the Pacific Northwest.