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The Young Alaskans on the Missouri   By: (1857-1923)

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THE YOUNG ALASKANS ON THE MISSOURI

By

EMERSON HOUGH

Author of "YOUNG ALASKANS IN THE ROCKIES" "YOUNG ALASKANS IN THE FAR NORTH" ETC.

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK AND LONDON

YOUNG ALASKANS ON THE MISSOURI

Copyright, 1922 By Harper & Brothers Printed in the U. S. A.

First Edition

BOOKS BY EMERSON HOUGH

THE YOUNG ALASKANS YOUNG ALASKANS ON THE TRAIL YOUNG ALASKANS IN THE ROCKIES YOUNG ALASKANS IN THE FAR NORTH YOUNG ALASKANS ON THE MISSOURI

Harper & Brothers Publishers

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I. FOLLOWING LEWIS AND CLARK 1

II. READY FOR THE RIVER 9

III. "ADVENTURER, OF AMERICA" 17

IV. THE EARLY ADVENTURERS 23

V. OFF UP THE RIVER 36

VI. THE LOG OF THE "ADVENTURER" 41

VII. THE GATE OF THE WEST 49

VIII. HO! FOR THE PLATTE! 59

IX. SHIPWRECK 67

X. AT THE PLATTE 73

XI. AMONG THE SIOUX 83

XII. THE LOST HUNTER 89

XIII. GETTING NORTH 100

XIV. IN DAYS OF OLD 115

XV. AMONG THE MANDANS 128

XVI. OLD DAYS ON THE RIVER 144

XVII. AT THE YELLOWSTONE 155

XVIII. WHERE THE ROAD FORKED 168

XIX. AT THE GREAT FALLS 187

XX. READY FOR THE RIVER HEAD 201

XXI. THE PACK TRAIN 210

XXII. AT THE THREE FORKS 226

XXIII. SUNSET ON THE OLD RANGE 235

XXIV. NEARING THE SOURCE 246

XXV. BEAVERHEAD CAMP 262

XXVI. THE JUMP OFF CAMP 276

XXVII. THE UTMOST SOURCE 294

XXVIII. SPORT WITH ROD AND REEL 302

XXIX. THE HEAD OF THE GREAT RIVER 310

XXX. SPORTING PLANS 327

XXXI. AMONG THE GRAYLING 340

XXXII. AT BILLY'S RANCH 349

XXXIII. HOMEWARD BOUND 371

ILLUSTRATIONS

THEY TURNED AWAY FROM THE GREAT FALLS OF THE ANCIENT RIVER WITH A FEELING OF SADNESS Frontispiece

THEY SAW HIM SCRAMBLE UP THE BANK, LIE FOR AN INSTANT HALF EXHAUSTED, AND THEN COME RUNNING DOWN THE SHORE TO THEM Facing p. 70

BEFORE ANYONE COULD HELP HIM HE WAS FLUNG FULL LENGTH, AND LAY MOTIONLESS " 216

JESSE SUDDENLY STOOPED, THEN ROSE WITH AN EXCLAMATION " 264

THE YOUNG ALASKANS ON THE MISSOURI

CHAPTER I

FOLLOWING LEWIS AND CLARK

"Well, sister," said Uncle Dick, addressing that lady as she sat busy with her needlework at the window of a comfortable hotel in the city of St. Louis, "I'm getting restless, now that the war is over. Time to be starting out. Looks like I'd have to borrow those boys again and hit the trail. Time to be on our way!"

"Richard!" The lady tapped her foot impatiently, a little frown gathering on her forehead.

"Well, then?"

"Well, you're always just starting out! You've been hitting the trail all your life... Continue reading book >>




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