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Book/Printed Material A canoe voyage up the Minnay Sotor; with an account of the lead and copper deposits in Wisconsin; of the gold region in the Cherokee country; and sketches of popular manners; &c. &c. &c.

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Title

  • A canoe voyage up the Minnay Sotor; with an account of the lead and copper deposits in Wisconsin; of the gold region in the Cherokee country; and sketches of popular manners; &c. &c. &c.

Summary

  • This detailed travelogue, the concluding part of a two-volume work written primarily for a British readership, discusses the United States' geological resources and offers critical observations about the manners and customs of its different peoples. It was written over a decade after the author explored St. Peter's River--the "Minnay Sotor" of the book's title--in 1835, and draws upon the journals he kept along the way. A Canoe Voyage (volume 2) deals with Featherstonhaugh's return journey to the east coast. His route, interrupted by many detours and excursions through what is now the state of Wisconsin, took him from Fort Snelling and Galena to St. Louis and its environs. Traveling by steamer along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to Paducah, Kentucky, Featherstonhaugh then journeyed down the Tennessee River to Tuscumbia, where he caught a train to Decatur. From this point, he journeyed by steamer, stage, and dugout canoe, to areas described as "Cherokee country," then onward to Georgia, the Carolinas,Virginia, and Washington, D.C, his ultimate destination. In this volume, Featherstonhaugh inveighs against fraudulent land speculators, slavery, the treatment of the Cherokee, and the bad manners of fellow travelers. He found much to admire in the beauty of the Southern Appalachians and the hospitality of John C. Calhoun, the celebrated Southern statesman.

Names

  • Featherstonhaugh, George William, 1780-1866.

Created / Published

  • London, Richard Bentley ... Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1847.

Headings

  • -  United States--Description and travel
  • -  Cherokee Indians

Notes

  • -  Fold. maps in pocket, v. 1.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • 2 v. fronts., illus., 2 fold. maps. 23 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F353 .F28

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 01006643

Online Format

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Featherstonhaugh, George William. A canoe voyage up the Minnay Sotor; with an account of the lead and copper deposits in Wisconsin; of the gold region in the Cherokee country; and sketches of popular manners; &c. &c. &c. London, Richard Bentley ... Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1847. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/01006643/.

APA citation style:

Featherstonhaugh, G. W. (1847) A canoe voyage up the Minnay Sotor; with an account of the lead and copper deposits in Wisconsin; of the gold region in the Cherokee country; and sketches of popular manners; &c. &c. &c. London, Richard Bentley ... Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/01006643/.

MLA citation style:

Featherstonhaugh, George William. A canoe voyage up the Minnay Sotor; with an account of the lead and copper deposits in Wisconsin; of the gold region in the Cherokee country; and sketches of popular manners; &c. &c. &c. London, Richard Bentley ... Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1847. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/01006643/>.