Jonathan Carver

Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods, and c. performed in the year 1823

Keating, William H
First published in 1824, these two volumes report observations from the 1823 mapping expedition lead by Stephen Long, which included travel along the Minnesota River. Given Keating's official capacity on the trip as geologist, it is not surprising that his account includes great detail about geological characteristics.

The Journals of Jonathan Carver and Related Documents, 1776-1770

Parker, John
This work presents the major manuscript sources for Jonathan Carver's Travels through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768, as well as an informative introductory essay discussing the circumstances surrounding the journey and subsequent publication of the travel book. The journals provide descriptions of the lower Minnesota River valley (vegetation, wildlife, and surrounding lands) and its native peoples.
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