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Summary of the Book 'The Young Alaskans On The Missouri':
Emerson Hough (1857 ? 1923) was an American author best known for writing western stories and historical novels.
Excerpts from the Book 'The Young Alaskans On The Missouri':
... on building, until the mouth of every good-sized river running into the Missouri had not only one, but sometimes three or four posts, all competing ... ... us yonder were one hundred and thirty-eight miles over in their estimates, or more than one-fourth of the real distance. This tendency to overestimate ... ... wise. Now, reasoning at first shot, the voyageurs would have gone up the Marias. Cruzatte especially, their best riverman, was certain the Marias ... ... little old portage right here was the solidest jolt they'd had, all the way up the river to here-two thousand five hundred and ninety-three miles ... ... by three buffalo bulls, and nearly bitten by a rattler! Must have been a busy day! said John. Well, I expect every day was busy ... ... get your loose stuff in the panniers on Nigger-I brought along one pair of kyacks, for it's easier to carry the cooking stuff and the loose grub ... ... A. M. Williams, who has made a special study of these old gulches: 'The flumes on this bar, on cleaning up, were found to be ... ... Minnetarees six or eight years earlier. She'd had a long walk, both ways! But she was glad to get back home! Nary Indian, though now it was getting ... ... isn't by any means at its head, even measuring to the head of the shortest of the three big rivers that meet here. Now, add three hundred ... ... landscape about them. That night, as Billy had promised them, they had their first trout for supper, which Billy brought in after a short sneak among ... ... Yet for more than a month and a half he and his men had been wearing out their moccasins on gold pebbles, and they never panned a color or dreamed ... ... Lewis across &c. also informing them the o(b)ject of my journey down the river, and requested a guide to accompany me, all of which was ... ... were at the Three Forks, both parties, only one hour apart! They certainly had good luck in getting together. On that same day, Sergeant ... ... such fishing! This beats the Arctic trout on Rat Portage. They followed down the pond made by the dam, and literally one or other of the three ... ... many a year. Used to be great bighorn country, and of course, if this country never was known by anybody, the bighorns would still be here. There's ... ... remember the days of buffalo and beaver in this country, and who told them marvelous tales of the enormous number of trout in the lake. Go down ... ... Here's our bed rolls and everything, all waiting for us! Yet we have been two hundred miles from them on one side of the circle, and they've been ... ... make camp. Then we can go on up the Gibbon and on to the Beaver Meadows, where the great black cliff is that is known through all this country as ... ... of the Marias River July 28th. By that time, of course, Clark was over on the Yellowstone, having crossed the Gallatin Pass from here. Now ... ... see what he was doing and what he was thinking part of the time at least: 'To-day I had the raw-hides put in the water in order to cut them ...