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A SUMMER IN ALASKA. A POPULAR ACCOUNT OF THE TRAVELS OF AN ALASKA EXPLORING EXPEDITION ALONG THE GREAT YUKON RIVER, FROM ITS SOURCE TO ITS MOUTH, IN THE BRITISH NORTH-WEST TERRITORY AND IN THE TERRITORY OF ALASKA Schwatka 1894 Hardcover Near Fine
By Schwatka, Frederick
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St Louis, J. W. Henry, 1894 reprint. 418 pp, many b/w photos, map. Thick blue hardcover, All edges have wear, hinges are cracked, rubbing to covers and some pages. Near Fine overall.

A thorough history of the then known Alaska, from its mountains to its rivers, natural resources, timber and gold, wildlife the Grizzly and Kodiak bear, the abundant sea life notably the Salmon, the Eskimo, the Indians, Chilkat, Tahkheesh, and Tlinkit, the Fur Trade and traders, the Hudson Bay Company being the largest, etc. Account of a raft trip down the length of the Yukon River in pre-Klondike Gold Rush period. He is responsible for many of geographical names along the Yukon River. Schwatka (1849-1892) crossed the Chilkoot Pass and explored the Yukon River in 1883 under orders from General Nelson A. Miles and without notifying the Canadian government.
 


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