Travels in the Great Western Prairies: The Anahuac and Rocky Mountains, and in the Oregon Territory, Band 2


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Seite 283 - Bowl), from thence it [283] turns south, having some obstructions to its safe navigation, and receiving many tributaries in its course to Colville, among which are the Kootanie, or Flat Bow, and the Flat Head or Clarke river from the east, and that of Colville from the west.
Seite 294 - The timber consists of pines, firs, spruce, oaks, (red and white), ash, arbutus, arbor vitae, cedar, poplar, maple, willow, cherry, and tew, with a close undergrowth of hazel, rubus, roses, &c. The richest and best soil is found on the second or middle prairie, and is best adapted for agriculture, the high and low being excellent for pasture land.
Seite 304 - The fur-bearing animals are decreasing in numbers yearly, particularly south of the parallel of 48°; indeed it is very doubtful whether they are sufficiently numerous to repay the expense of hunting them. The Hudson's Bay Company have almost the exclusive monopoly of this business. They have decreased, owing to being hunted without regard to season. This is not, however, the case to the north; there the Company have been left to exercise their own rule, and prevent the indiscriminate slaughter of...
Seite 138 - ... build, plant an orchard, and do all the other laborious acts of opening a plantation on the face of that distant wilderness; learn an Indian language and do the duties, meanwhile, of a physician to the associate stations on the Clear Water and Spokan.
Seite 286 - River, which rises in a chain of lakes near the northern boundary of the Territory. It then pursues a southerly course, receiving the waters of the...
Seite 253 - An annual council, composed of the governor-general, chief factors and chief traders, is held at York Factory. Before this body are brought the reports of the trade of each district ; propositions for new enterprises, and modifications of old ones; and all these and other matters deemed important, being acted upon, the proceedings had thereon and the reports from the several districts are forwarded to the Board of Directors in London, and subjected to its final order. "This shrewd company never allow...
Seite 258 - These are employed a part of the year in various kinds of trade about the coast and the islands of the North Pacific, and the remainder of the time in bringing goods from London, and bearing back the furs for which they are exchanged.
Seite 73 - Meek was evidently very poor. He had scarcely clothing enough to cover his body ; and while talking with us, the frosty winds which sucked up the valley, made him shiver like an aspen leaf.
Seite 284 - The Lewis is not navigable, even for canoes, except in reaches. The rapids are extensive and of frequent occurrence. It generally passes between the Rocky mountain spurs and the Blue mountains. It receives the Kooskooske, Salmon, and several other rivers, from the east and west — the former from the Rocky mountains, the latter from the Blue mountains — and, were it navigable, would much facilitate the intercourse with this part of the country.
Seite 128 - The willows were beat, and buffalo robes spread over them. Underneath were laid other robes, on which my Indian host seated himself with his wife and children on one side, and myself on the other. A fire burned brightly in front. Water was brought, and the evening ablutions having been performed, the wife presented a dish of meat to her husband, and one to myself. There was a pause. The woman seated herself between her children. The Indian then bowed his head and prayed to God ! A wandering savage...

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