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Early Encounters in North America

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Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press
15th century-19th century
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Early Encounters in North America contains letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of the peoples, cultures and the environment of North America between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. Among the documents are such items as: Baegert, Jacob, 1717-1772, An Account of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of the Californian Peninsula, Ordway, John, 1775(?)-1817(?), The Journals of Captain Meriwether Lewis and Sergeant John Ordway Kept on the Expedition, 1803-1806, and Colden, Lord Cadwallader, 1688-1776, Letters and Papers of Cadwallader Colden, vol. 8: 1715-1748. The full text of the sources in the database is searchable. Images are included as well as text, and a search of Audubon, John James yeilds 594 of his wildlife paintings.

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Anthropology
  • American Studies
  • History
  • English and American Language and Literature

Library of Congress Subjects:

Indians of North America.
Explorers--North America.
North America--Description and travel.