Frontier History Along Idaho's Clearwater River (eBook)

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TheClearwater River runs deep through northern Idaho’s history. The Nez Percetribe made its home along the river.Lewis and Clark’s journey west took them through the Clearwater. In fact, theNez Perce made the expedition’s voyage fromthe Clearwater River to the Pacific Ocean possible by teaching them how to makedugout canoes from ponderosa pine logs. Fur traders like John JacobAstor and William Ashley financed the firstAmerican commercial activity on the river, bringing trappers to the areaand paving the way for the Oregon Trail. Later came the first gold rush, theNez Perce war, statehood, homesteaders and the beginning of the loggingindustry. Join author John Bradbury as he recounts a time when native tribes, explorers, trappers, preachers, miners andlumberjacks made a life along the Clearwater, establishing the area forfuture generations.

TheClearwater River runs deep through northern Idaho’s history. The Nez Percetribe made its home along the river.Lewis and Clark’s journey west took them through the Clearwater. In fact, theNez Perce made the expedition’s voyage fromthe Clearwater River to the Pacific Ocean possible by teaching them how to makedugout canoes from ponderosa pine logs. Fur traders like John JacobAstor and William Ashley financed the firstAmerican commercial activity on the river, bringing trappers to the areaand paving the way for the Oregon Trail. Later came the first gold rush, theNez Perce war, statehood, homesteaders and the beginning of the loggingindustry. Join author John Bradbury as he recounts a time when native tribes, explorers, trappers, preachers, miners andlumberjacks made a life along the Clearwater, establishing the area forfuture generations.


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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN-10: 1625852452
  • ISBN-13: 9781625852458

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