The Great Lone Land: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America (Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration) Cover Image
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An Irish officer in the British army, William Francis Butler (1838-1910) travelled widely during a career which took him from India to Africa. In 1867 he made for Canada with his regiment, and he recalls his adventures in this lively account, first published in 1872 to immediate success, and followed by this second edition in the same year. The book covers Butler's risky reconnaissance mission during the Red River Rebellion, during which he met the M tis leader Louis Riel. Later chapters describe subsequent journeys into the sparsely populated Manitoba and Saskatchewan territories, as well as the US states of Illinois, Minnesota and North Dakota. In vivid detail, Butler describes the landscapes and peoples he encountered, including many Native American tribes. This region of North America was later transformed by an influx of settlers, and Butler's work captures the final days of what was then an underexplored wilderness.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781108071024
ISBN-10: 1108071023
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: March 20th, 2014
Pages: 420
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration