The Public Library Quarterly Volume 9

The Public Library Quarterly Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...Stone. In fact, all the grains, plants and vegetables which flourish at Quebec or Montreal may be expected to be raised there, as the climate in that interior region of the North American continent is known to be near ten degrees milder than in the same parallel on the At lantic coast. "Our fellow citizen, Manuel Lisa, so well known for his enterprise, will precede the expedition, to prepare the Indians for its reception. He will quiet their apprehensions by showing the benevolent and humane intentions of the American government, and will silence the British emissaries who shall represent the expedition as an act of war against Indian nations. "The establishment of this post will be an era in the history of the west. It will go to the source and root of the fatal British influence which has for so many years armed the Indian nations against our western frontiers. It carries the arms and power of the United States to the ground which has hitherto been exclusively occupied by the British Northwest and Hudson's Bay companies, and which has been the true seat of the British power over the Indian mind. Now the American arms and the American policy will be displayed upon the same theatre. The North Vt/est and Hudson's Bay companies will be-shut out from the commerce of the Missouri and Mississippi Indians; the American traders will penetrate in safety the recesses of the Rocky mountains in search of its rich fur; a commerce yielding a million per annum will descend the Missouri; and the Indians, finding their wants supplied by. the American traders, their domestic wars restrained by American policy, will learn to respect the American name. "The name of the Yellow Stone will hereafter be familiar to the American...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770676
  • 9781236770677