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The Oregon trail sketches of prairie and Rocky Mountain life by Francis Parkman

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English



  • West (U.S.),
  • Rocky Mountains.


  • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.),
  • Indians of North America -- West (U.S.),
  • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel,
  • Rocky Mountains

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Francis Parkman ; edited by Charles H. J. Douglas.
SeriesMacmillan"s pocket American and English classics.
ContributionsDouglas, Charles Henry James, 1856-1931.
LC ClassificationsF592 .P257
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 362 p. :
Number of Pages362
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7015702M
LC Control Number10001960

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