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Dark Storm Moving West by Barbara Belyea

By Barbara Belyea

The fur alternate was once the impetus for far of the exploration and discovery of North the US. Like rolling typhoon clouds, the increasing company of the fur exchange moved relentlessly west to discover the furthest reaches of the continent. From Hudson Bay, Lake stronger, and the Mississippi River, eu and American explorers and investors an internet of waterways north to the wealthy fur area of Lake Athabaska, farther north to the Arctic Ocean, and west to the Rocky Mountains and directly to the Pacific Ocean.

The essays in darkish hurricane relocating West hint 3 stages of westward exploration: naval and fur alternate ventures at the Pacific coast; investors' growth alongside inside rivers and lakes; and the transcontinental Lewis and Clark excursion, which used maps in keeping with fur alternate surveys. Barbara Belyea poses hard questions about the speedy enlargement, its results on local populations, ecu as opposed to local cartography, cultural definitions of house, and verbal exchange of traditions. Belyea additionally introduces Peter Fidler as a major documentary resource for exploration reviews in the course of the fur alternate growth, incorporating into her personal examine Fidler's journals, maps, and studies, such a lot of that are formerly unpublished.

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Arrowsmith’s Map Exhibiting all the New Discoveries held out no such promise, however. The British cartographer drew a ridge marked “Lands Height” between the northernmost tributary of the Missouri and the river flowing east from the pass into the Saskatchewan River system. South of this height of land, Arrowsmith’s “Little River” (Milk River) flows past the “3 Paps” (Sweetgrass Hills) into the Missouri system. Wary of venturing into British territory, Lewis and Clark opted to follow the advice of Native leaders at Fort Mandan, and to discover a pass of their own by exploring the “true” Missouri.

45 This was the route that Thompson and Ross tried so hard to survey between 1792 and 1797. While Turnor, Fidler and Ross explored north and east of Lake Athabaska, Thompson was employed at York Factory. Colen wrote to the Committee that “David Thompson’s accident prevents his return Inland. if your honors will permit his stay at York, he will be of infinite service ... The multiplicity of Writing to be done at this factory occasioned by the numerous Settlements ... ”46 A future comparable to Stayner’s – eventual promotion to be chief of a bayside factory – seemed assured.

47 On the way down to York from Cumberland House he took careful observations, sent them directly to the Committee and promised to map the route within a year. 48 Not even Turnor had been so DAVID THOMPSON, HBC SURVEYOR 27 favoured; he, Fidler and Ross were loaned instruments and warned to return them when they left the service. In his letter of thanks, Thompson requested more instruments and proposed a survey trip that would not require much walking: “I am willing, and I flatter myself capable ...

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