Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska Volume 93

Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska Volume 93

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...be included pills, capable of acting powerfully, for natives who had over-gorged themselves. Healing ointments, for outward application, would, with sticking-plaster and lint, be of real service, as a great many of the natives suffer from skiu diseases. During our stay at the village, on October 30th and 31st, and on the 1st November, a thaw set in; the thermometer standing at points between-f-32 and-j-35 Fahr., and the wind south. Snow also fell. On the 2nd, Dall and Francis returned to Unalachleet, with the hope of recovering our dogs, several more of whom had left our service. Many of them had been borrowed from the Indian village, and very naturally preferred their lazy life there, to hard work with us. I saw no dogs in Russian America equal to the picked teams in Petropaulovski; but they had been selected from the best breeds of the whole peninsula. It was the intention of Colonel Bulkley to import a number from thence for our use, had the expedition continued for another season. Before leaving, Ketchum and myself purchased a small skin boat--which was subsequently used on my Yukon trip, and served for 1200 miles of river travel. We paid five dollars in American silver, and an axe worth two and a half dollars, so that it was not an expensive craft. On the 3rd we started with four sledges for the upper village of Ulukuk, a distance of fifteen miles. Our route lay mainly on a " peronose " (as the Russians term a portage), over land thickly covered with soft snow, in which our dogs, sledges, and selves were half buried. On the top of an ordinary sledge load we carried our skin canoe, and had no small work in helping it along, more especially at snow banks. We crossed many small streams, on which the ice was not thoroughly...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980557
  • 9781236980557