My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia: Volume 1

My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia: Volume 1

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Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) was a journalist and explorer renowned for his adventures in Africa. After emigrating to America in 1859, Stanley worked as a journalist for the New York Herald. In 1869 he was instructed to undertake an expedition to find the missionary David Livingstone, and the success of this mission brought him public recognition and financial success. Published in 1895, these two volumes contain Stanley's early journalistic writing as special correspondent for the Herald and the Missouri Democrat. Stanley's reports in Volume 1 cover General Hancock's military expedition against the Cheyenne and the Sioux peoples in Kansas and Nebraska, and the subsequent peace conferences between General Sherman and the Plains Indians. He paints a vivid picture of life in 1867 in this area of the United States through in-depth descriptions of the customs and living conditions of the native Indians, geographical features and military confrontations.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1139059424
  • 9781139059428

Table of contents

Introduction; Publisher's note; Fort Harker; From Fort Harker to Fort Zarah; From Fort Zarah to Fort Larned; Appearance of Fort Larned; Indian incendiarism and murder; A paradise of nature; Hancock's reception at Fort Dodge; General topics; The last pow-wow; From Fort Larned to Fort Harker via Fort Hayes; General subjects continued; A trip up the Missouri; The Union Pacific Railroad; A fugitive from the Indian camp; Stringent martial law at Sedgwick; New Julesburg; From St. Louis to Fort Harker; Pacific Road; Particulars of the Plum Creek Massacre; Arrival at Julesburg; From Denver to Golden City; Notorious Julesburg; The commissioners at the Council Ground; General Sherman's speech; The members of the Peace Commission, and the Press Gang; The change at Larned; Another council; An amphitheatre in a grove; Arrival of Osage chiefs; Arrival of hostile chiefs; Interesting proceedings; Index.show more

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