Army Life in Dakota, Selections from the Journal of Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand

Army Life in Dakota, Selections from the Journal of Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand

Army Life in Dakota, Selections from the Journal of Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand

Army Life in Dakota, Selections from the Journal of Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand

Excerpt

For the twenty-sixth successive year the Editor is privileged to address the readers of the Lakeside Classics. In the quarter-century that has passed since our editorial task was first assumed the narratives printed have ranged widely in both time and space; from the mid-eighteenth- century adventures of John Long and Alexander Henry, to the late-nineteenth-century careers of Martha Summerhayes and John R. Cook; and from the arid deserts of Mexico and the Far Southwest to the snow-girt valleys of the Peace and the St. Lawrence. Always, however, the narratives have illustrated one common theme, the tremendous story of the exploration and occupation of the American continent.

In War on the Detroit, published a year ago, the experiences of an American and a Canadian soldier in the War of 1812 on the western front were detailed to the reader. With our present offering, the Journal of General De Trobriand, the scene shifts to the Upper Missouri area in the troubled years of the later 1860's. A better reporter of the life . . .

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