History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis & Clarke, Vol 2

  • Title: History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis & Clarke, Vol 2
  • Author: Meriwether Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780217224635
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis Clarke Vol Book may have numerous typos missing text images or index Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not illustrated Excerpt APPENDIX FAR
    Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher 1844 Not illustrated Excerpt APPENDIX FARTHER ENUMERATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE QUADRUPEDS, BIRDS, FISHES, AND PLANTS NOTICED DURING THE EXPEDITION The quadrupeds of the country extending from the RockyBook may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher 1844 Not illustrated Excerpt APPENDIX FARTHER ENUMERATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE QUADRUPEDS, BIRDS, FISHES, AND PLANTS NOTICED DURING THE EXPEDITION The quadrupeds of the country extending from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific may be conveniently divided into domestic and wild animals The first class embraces the horse and dog only The horse is confined principally to the nations inhabiting the great plains of the Columbia, lying between the fortieth and fiftieth degrees of north latitude, and extending from the Rocky Mountains to a range of mountains which pass the Columbia near the Great Falls, between the one hundred and sixteenth and the one hundred and twenty first degrees of west latitude The Shoshonees, Chopunnish, Sokulks, Echeloots, Eneeshurs, and Chilluckittequaws, all enjoy the benefit of that docile, generous, and noble animal and all of them, except the last three, possess immense numbers They appear to be of an excellent race are lofty, elegantly formed, active, and hardy and many of them appear like fine English coursers Some of them are pied, with large spots of white irregularly distributed, and intermixed with a dark brown bay the greater part, however, are of a uniform colour, marked with stars and white feet, and in fleetness and bottom, as well as in form and colour, resemble the best blooded horses of Virginia The natives suffer them to run at large in the plains, the grass of which affords them their only subsistence, their masters taking no trouble to lay in a winter s store for them and, if they are not overworked, they will even at this season fatten on the dry herbage These plains are rarely moistened by rain, and the grass is consequently short and thin The natives, excepting those of the Rocky Mountains, appear to take no pains in selecting the m

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    About Meriwether Lewis


    1. Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark, whose mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase.


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    1. Not sure if this is the edition I read, but it completes the journey. Lots of observations on American Natives - so many tribes.

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