By Ross Cox
During this era the writer ascended the Columbia 9 occasions, and descended it 8; wintered between a number of tribes: used to be engaged in numerous encounters with the Indians; used to be misplaced fourteen days in a barren region, and had many different remarkable escapes.
He stored journals of the primary occasions which happened throughout the better a part of this era, the substance of so that it will be came upon imbodied within the following pages. those that like to learn of “battle, homicide, and surprising death,” will, in his description of the risks and privations to which the lifetime of an Indian dealer is topic, locate a lot to gratify their flavor; whereas to resembling are keen on nature, in its rudest and such a lot savage types, he trusts his sketches of the wild and wandering tribes of Western the USA will not be chanced on uninteresting.
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