Fascinating portrait of the New World as the first explorers and settlers experienced it — Manhattan teeming with wildflowers, Boston with beavers, Chicago with a buffalo run. Based on scores of original journals, diaries and letters, authentic Indian narratives. 68 illustrations, 39 especially... read more
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Fascinating portrait of the New World as the first explorers and settlers experienced it — Manhattan teeming with wildflowers, Boston with beavers, Chicago with a buffalo run. Based on scores of original journals, diaries and letters, authentic Indian narratives. 68 illustrations, 39 especially for this edition. Bibliography.
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