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Early Western Travels 1748-1846, v. 27

Early Western Travels

1748-1846

Volume XXVII

[Illustration: A View of the Rocky Mountains]

Early Western Travels

1748-1846

A Series of Annotated Reprints of some of the best and rarest contemporary volumes of travel, descriptive of the Aborigines and Social and Economic Conditions in the Middle and Far West, during the Period of Early American Settlement

Edited with Notes, Introductions, Index, etc., by

Reuben Gold Thwaites, LL.D.

Editor of "The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents," "Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition," "Hennepin's New Discovery," etc.

Volume XXVII

Part II of Flagg's The Far West, 1836-1837; and De Smet's Letters and Sketches, 1841-1842

[Illustration]

Cleveland, Ohio The Arthur H. Clark Company 1906

COPYRIGHT 1906, BY THE ARTHUR H. CLARK COMPANY

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

=The Lakeside Press=

R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY CHICAGO

CONTENTS OF VOLUME XXVII

I

THE FAR WEST; OR, A TOUR BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS. Embracing Outlines of Western Life and Scenery; Sketches of the Prairies, Rivers, Ancient Mounds, Early Settlements of the French, etc., etc. (Chapters xxxiii-xli of Vol. II, completing the publication). _Edmund Flagg_

Author's Table of Contents 15

Text 19

II

LETTERS AND SKETCHES: with a Narrative of a Year's Residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains. _Pierre Jean de Smet, S. J._

Author's Preface 129

Text: BOOK I: Letters I-XII, February 4-December 30, 1841 133

BOOK II: Narrative of a Year's Residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains (comprised in Letters XIII-XVI, August 15-November 1, 1842) 321

Explanation of the Indian Symbolical Catechism 405

ILLUSTRATIONS TO VOLUME XXVII


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