Canoeing with the Cree (Paperback)

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By Eric Sevareid, Ann Bancroft (Foreword by)
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In 1930 two high school graduates set out on an epic canoe journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. With little canoeing experience, few provisions and limited funds, they rely on their wits and the kindness of strangers. A young journalist, Eric Sevareid, shares their story with the world by sending installments of the trip back to The Minneapolis Star.  --Sandi

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In 1930 two novice paddlers--Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port--launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. Nearly four months later, after shooting hundreds of sets of rapids and surviving exceedingly bad conditions and even worse advice, the ragged, hungry adventurers arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay--with winter freeze-up on their heels. First published in 1935, Canoeing with the Cree is Sevareid's classic account of this youthful odyssey.

Praise for Canoeing with the Cree

"Canoeing with the Cree is an all-time favorite of mine." --Ann Bancroft, Arctic explorer and co-author of No Horizon Is So Far

"Two high school graduates make an amazing journey . . . showing indomitable courage that carried them through to their destination. Humor and a spirit of adventure made a grand, good time of it, in spite of storms, rapids, long portages and silent wildernesses." --Library Journal.

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"Canoeing with the Cree is an all-time favorite of mine."--Ann Bancroft, Arctic explorer

Product Details
ISBN: 9780873515337
ISBN-10: 0873515331
Publisher: Borealis Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2005
Pages: 206
Language: English