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Author Chapin, David, 1966-

Title Freshwater passages : the trade and travels of Peter Pond / David Chapin
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
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Contents Introduction: the Methye Portage -- Provincial soldier -- A Connecticut Yankee's pathway to Detroit -- The Great Lakes trade -- Imagining and exploring a continent -- Mississippi trader -- Partners and rivals -- Saskatchewan River trader -- North to Athabasca -- Back east -- The Churchill River and Athabasca, 1781-1784 -- Observing the Northwest -- Voyages, schemes, and petitions -- Athabasca, 1785-1788 -- Final explorations -- Return -- A new world
Summary Peter Pond, a fur trader, explorer, and amateur mapmaker, spent his life ranging much farther afield than Milford, Connecticut, where he was born and died (1740-1807). He traded around the Great Lakes, on the Mississippi and the Minnesota Rivers, and in the Canadian Northwest and is also well known as a partner in Montreal's North West Company and as mentor to Alexander Mackenzie, who journeyed down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Sea. Knowing eighteenth-century North America on a scale that few others did, Pond drew some of the earliest maps of western Canada. In this m
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Pond, Peter, 1740-1807.
Pond, Peter, 1740-1807
Pond, Peter, 1740-1807.
Explorers -- Northwest, Canadian -- Biography
Fur trade -- Northwest, Canadian.
Fur traders -- Canada, Western -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Adventurers & Explorers.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Commerce.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Marketing -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Sales & Selling -- General.
Explorers.
Fur trade.
Fur traders.
Canada -- Canadian Northwest.
Western Canada.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014005741
ISBN 0803253419
0803253478
1306799740
9780803253414
9780803253476
9781306799744