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Report Of A Military Reconnaissance In Alaska, Made In 1883, By Frederick Schwatka, 1st Lieut., 3d Regt. Cavalry, U.S. Army by  Frederick Schwatka

Report Of A Military Reconnaissance In Alaska, Made In 1883, By Frederick Schwatka, 1st Lieut., 3d Regt. Cavalry, U.S. Army

by Frederick Schwatka

48th Congress, 2d Session. Ex. Doc. No. 2. First edition. 8vo. In black publisher’s cloth, gilt lettering on spine. [1], 121, [1] pp. Numerous woodcut-engraved text illustrations, 20 large folding maps bound in at rear. First edition of Schwatka’s great exploration of the Yukon River sponsored by the U.S. Army for assessing the military capacity of the indigenous population. Schwatka sailed north up the Inside Passage with stops in Pyramid Harbor, and the Haines Mission, arrived eventually in Dyea, hired several First Nations people and trekked to what would become Canyon City and eventually crossed Chilkoot Pass in June, 1883. He has included sections on the [Tongass] Cape Fox tribe of the Tlingit, Stickeen, Tlingit, Chilkat, and other Native American tribes. Light crease to front free fly leaf, gilt on spine faded and with minor wear and soiling to foot of spine and foot of front cover. Minor rubbing and wear to corners. Very good.

Inventory Number: 44859

$395.00