Giacomo Beltrami

The Man with the Red Umbrella: Giacomo Constantino Beltrami in America

Miceli, Augusto P
This book presents the travels and experiences of Giacomo Beltrami in the U.S. in the nineteenth century. Among his many journeys, this Italian soldier, scholar, and world traveler accompanied Major Stephen Long on an 1823 expedition up the St. Peter's (Minnesota) River from Fort Snelling to its source. Beltrami's glowing descriptions of the river valley and his observations of its Indian inhabitants are presented in this volume.
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