The Perilous West: Seven Amazing Explorers and the Founding of t


The Perilious West: Seven Amazing Explorers and the Founding of the Oregon Trail by Larry E. Morris

Lewis and Clark’s 1804 expedition prompted numerous similar attempts to explore and exploit the West, with fur trading companies, trappers, native people, and governments all vying for dominance. Larry E. Morris, author of The Fate of the Corps, tells this riveting story in depth by interweaving the lives of many historically significant individuals, focusing on seven explorers in search of a new overland route to the Oregon country: Ramsay Crooks, Robert McClellan, John Hoback, Jacob Reznor, Edward Robinson, Pierre Dorion, and Marie Dorion. The book  begins in 1806, when Crooks and McClellan meet Lewis and Clark, and ends in 1814, with the rescue of Marie Dorion, when even John Jacob Astor’s well-financed enterprise had ended in violence and chaos. This scholarly yet engaging book includes a chronology, bibliography, index, biographical directory, Oregon Trail timeline, key documents, and notes.    Paperback, 239 pages


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