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George Drouillard, Hunter and Interpreter for Lewis and Clark, by M.O Skarsten
Sweetpea Cottage has located a number of rare books that deal with western expansion. In this listing we are offering a book that is part of the series published by Arthur H. Clark Co. The book is the history of George Drouillard who went with Lewis and Clark on their expedition. It is number XI in the Western Frontiersmen Series. This copy is an octavo first edition published in 1964. There are 356 pages including a preface, illustrations, two maps, bibliography and an index. Drouillard was an important member of the Lewis and Clark expedition serving as both an interpreter and hunter. In later years he was a partner with Manuel Lisa working in the fur trade and he helped to establish a number of forts in the Missouri Basin. He associated with a number of well known players in the fur trade and traveled extensively throughout the west. Eventually he died at the hands of the Blackfeet in 1810. His story is an exciting narrative and this book belongs in any collection of materials relating to the fur trade era. This copy is in very fine condition. There are no library stamps and the cover is clean and sound. There is a very small pasted sticker on the inside cover from an early owner. The book is clean and tight. It will be a proud addition to any collection.
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