Item #80146 Adventures on the Columbia River. Ross COX.

Adventures on the Columbia River

Item #80146

COX, Ross. Adventures on the Columbia River, Including the Narrative of a Residence of Six Years on the Western Side of the Rocky Mountains, Among Various Tribes of Indians Hitherto Unknown: Together With a Journey Across the American Continent. N.Y.: Printed and Published by J. & J. Harper, 1832. 1st American ed. 335pp. A fine copy in full red crushed morocco, t.e.g. Reese Best of the West 58. Howes C-822. Wagner-Camp 43. Graff 893. Cox arrived in Oregon via the Sandwich Islands in 1812. He joined the North West Co. and gives a good account of its rivalry with Hudson's Bay Co. In 1817 he went up the Columbia and crossed the Rockies eastward. "The narratives of Cox...are chief sources for fur-trading history in the early Oregon country."--Howes.

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