By Ross Cox

the subsequent Narrative embraces a interval of six years, 5 of which have been spent between numerous tribes at the banks of the Columbia River and its tributary streams; and the rest component was once occupied within the voyage outwards, and the adventure around the continent.

During this era the writer ascended the Columbia 9 instances, and descended it 8; wintered between a variety of tribes: used to be engaged in numerous encounters with the Indians; used to be misplaced fourteen days in a barren region, and had many different notable escapes.

He saved journals of the crucial occasions which happened throughout the higher a part of this era, the substance of with the intention to be discovered imbodied within the following pages. those that like to learn of “battle, homicide, and surprising death,” will, in his description of the risks and privations to which the lifetime of an Indian dealer is topic, locate a lot to gratify their style; whereas to comparable to are keen on nature, in its rudest and such a lot savage varieties, he trusts his sketches of the wild and wandering tribes of Western the USA is probably not came across uninteresting.

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