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Inhaltsangabe: James MacKay is a sweeping Historical Narrative of the 18th Century's most experienced Exlorer of North American Rivers. He was a Canadian Fur Trader, Explorer and Author of the first detailed map of the Missouri River which was used by the Lewis and Clark Expeditation. He was the first man to write about Roche Juene or the Yellowstone River. He was the first English speaking Official under the Spanish Rule and could speak and write in Gaelic, his native language, English, French and Spanish as well as speaking many Indian Dialects. His Journals, used by Lewis and Clark contained some of the earliest notes on the Indian Nations and their culture. He introduced the Mandan Indians to Melon seeds. Melons grown from those same seeds were served to Lewis and Clark during their stay with the Mandans. He left directions in Latitude and Longtitude of how to follow the Rocky Mountains to the crossing that would take future explorers to the Columbia River and to the Pacific Ocean. There was no river that ran from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. He was Captain-Commadant of the upper Missouri River (St. Charles District) under the Spanish Rule. Under the American Rule he was a Missouri Judge and Member of the State Legislature. The Original Map MacKay drew is in the Library of Congress and is known as The MacKay-Evans Map. MacKay was married in 1800 to Elizabeth Long who was known as Isabella MacKay. James was known as Jacque MacKay, under the French and Don Santiago MacKay under the Spanish. James and Isabella were the parents of Nine Children.
Über den Autor: The Author, Helen Ogden Widener learned to love history beginning at the age of Five when she asked her grandfather, Grandpa, what kind of people are we? His answer was Black Dutch. The meaning of Black Dutch is still a mystery but the search led to a love of research and a love of American History. Helen has written three other books of a Historical Nature: Scraps of Life, Quilt top pieced 1850-1860 by Elizabeth Patton Crockett wife of Alamo Hero David Crockett, Irving Centennial Cook and Family Histories 1903-2003, Hutchins of Pine Mountain, 200 years of Migration. Helen is married to retired Irving Attorney, James Widener. They have six children and twelve grandchildren.
Buchbeschreibung Pine Mountain Books, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001088287
Buchbeschreibung Pine Mountain Books 2004-09-01, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. First Edition. 0976146622. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 519514
Buchbeschreibung Pine Mountain Books, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110976146622