Canoeing with the Cree: A 2250-Mile Voyage from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay

Canoeing with the Cree: A 2250-Mile Voyage from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay


By (author) Eric Sevareid

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  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 206 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 191mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2005
  • Publication City/Country: St Paul
  • ISBN 10: 0873515331
  • ISBN 13: 9780873515337
  • Edition: 7, Special edition
  • Edition statement: 7th Anniversary edition
  • Illustrations note: b/w photos
  • Sales rank: 223,270

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In 1930 two novice paddlers--Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port--launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. Nearly four months later, after shooting hundreds of sets of rapids and surviving exceedingly bad conditions and even worse advice, the ragged, hungry adventurers arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay--with winter freeze-up on their heels. First published in 1935, Canoeing with the Cree is Sevareid's classic account of this youthful odyssey. The newspaper stories that Sevareid wrote on this trip launched his distinguished journalism career, which included more than a decade as a television correspondent and commentator on the CBS Evening News. Now with a new foreword by Arctic explorer, Ann Bancroft.

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"Canoeing with the Cree is an all-time favorite of mine."--Ann Bancroft, Arctic explorer