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David Thompson, explorer.

Joseph Burr Tyrrell

David Thompson, explorer.

by Joseph Burr Tyrrell

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Published in [n.p .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thompson, David, -- 1770-1857

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination14 p.
    Number of Pages14
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16704570M

    The awe-inspiring story of explorer David Thompson, whose expeditions helped shape western North America In this true story of adventure, author Jack Nisbet re-creates the life and times of David Thompson—fur trader, explorer, surveyor, and mapmaker. From. David Thompson (Ap – Febru ), was a Canadian surveyor and explorer. He was born in London, and died in Montreal, Canada East.. Thompson was a fur trader of the Hudson's Bay to , he explored and mapped the country west of Hudson Bay and Lake Superior, across the Rocky Mountains to the headwaters of the Columbia River and down the .

      David Thompson (explorer): biography Ap – Febru Afterwards, Thompson returned to a life as a land owner, but soon financial misfortune would ruin him. By he was so deeply in debt he was forced to take up a position as a . Leading explorer David Thompson. by Ed Hird. David Thompson represents the best of the early Canadian explorers. A strong Christian, he remained faithful to his wife and never sold alcohol to First Nations people. Thompson had seen so many First Nations people harmed by the liquor trade that he had acquired a strong aversion to such profiteering.

    David Thompson | Surveyor, fur-trader and explorer, David Thompson was the first European to descend the Columbia River from its source to its mouth. A partner in the North West Company, Thompson explored western Canada exhaustively, and the maps he produced became the basis for many future maps of the region. David Thompson arrived in the Americas as a teen-age boy apprenticed to the Hudson Bay Company. This precocious lad was taught celestial navigation by master at his first trading post near Hudson's Bay. At 18, Thompson made his first expedition to the Rocky Mountains and spent the winter living with a Cree chief and his family.


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David Thompson, explorer by Joseph Burr Tyrrell Download PDF EPUB FB2

David Thompson, probably the greatest explorer of North America ever, should be a well-sung hero in the States as well as in Canada, the country he immigrated to at the age of fourteen.

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He was the first white man to explore the Columbia River from source to mouth. His maps of western North America served as a basis for all subsequent ones. Thompson was. Cinema Year by Year (Cinema Year By Year) David Thompson $ - $ David Thompson, probably the greatest explorer of North America ever, should be a well-sung hero in the States as well as in Canada, the country he immigrated to at the age of fourteen.

If you don't know who David Thompson is, this book is a great introduction to the man and his Reviews: 7. "Thompson was an amazing man. This book gives a good insight into the hard lives these men had to live in a explorer. book wilderness. I live an hour away from the town named after him.

And it was the expansion of this fur trade that brought explorer David Thompson to the explorer. book side of the Rocky Mountains and south of the 49th parallel to establish. David Thompson is the ultimate explorer of the Northwest of Canada and into America. Starting as a 14 year old boy, he spent 28 years in the David Thompson wilderness, eventually mapping most of western Canada and all of the Columbia River.

He did all of this without specific academic training and I am told never lost a man under his s: Epic Wanderer, the first full-length biography of mapmaker David Thompson (), is set in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries against the broad canvas of dramatic rivalries between the United States and British North America, between the Hudson's Bay Company and its Montreal-based rival, the North West Company, and among the various First Nations thrown into disarray by Reviews: F David Thompson fonds.

Scope and Content. Series consists of notebooks and journals kept by David Thompson over a span of 62 years.

The journals and notebooks, created between anddocument Thompson's travels to the interior of Canada and the United States while working for the Hudson's Bay Company and Northwest Company. David Thompson, explorer, cartographer (born 30 April in London, England; died 10 February in Longueuil, Canada East).

David Thomson was called “the greatest land geographer who ever lived.” He walked or padd km or more in his life, mapping most of western Canada, parts of the east and the northwestern United States. David Thompson is the premier explorer and surveyor of North America. From toDavid Thompson mapped the country west of Hudson Bay and Lake Superior, across the Rocky Mountains to the source of the Columbia River, and followed the length of the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean.

The Life of David Thompson, by J. & A. Gottfred. The travels and explorations of this intrepid explorer are recounted. David Thompson was born in London, England, on Ap His parents were Welsh, and of little means. This book is primarily about the life of David Thompson, a man who mapped much of Northwest America.

The book contains three interspersed and related but different portions: quotes from some of Thompson’s original narrative, a summary or retelling of Thompson’s adventures by Nisbet, and some contemporary scenes where Nisbet is on site at /5(32).

David Thompson () was a Canadian explorer, cartographer, and surveyor. He was the first white man to descend the Columbia River from its source to its mouth.

David Thompson was born at Westminster, England, on Ap After a surprisingly good education at Grey Coat School, a charity school near his home, he was apprenticed to the.

David Thompson -- the complete book list ( books) (3 series). Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. David Thompson was an explorer and cartographer of great magnitude. These personal journals document his explorations in the Canadian Rockies and northwestern U.S.

from His responsibilities were to discover and map new trade routes for the North West Company across the mountains and eventually to the Columbia River Basin/5(5).

Genre/Form: Biographies History Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cochrane, Charles Norris, David Thompson, the explorer. David Thompson (30 April – 10 February ) was a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker, known to some native peoples as Koo-Koo-Sint or "the Stargazer." Over Thompson's career, he travelled s kilometres (56, mi) across North America, mapping million square kilometres ( million square miles) of North America along the way.

[1]. "A popular biography, written by an Associate Professor of Ancient History at University College, University of Toronto, based largely on Tyrrell's edition of Thompson's Narrative (no. )." -- Strathern, G.

M., & Edwards, M. Navigations, traffiques & discoveries, A guide to publications relating to the area now British Columbia. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. The two Missoula history buffs are attempting to pinpoint the spot where explorer David Thompson observed and sketched the Missoula Valley years ago to the day.

Michael Gallacher/Missoulian. began researching his book about North West Company Explorer David Thompson shortly after he returned to Montana in taking up residence in Thompson Falls — Thompson's namesake.

InDavid Thompson built a trading post near present day Thompson Falls. David Thompson () fur trader, astronomer and surveyor, mapped more of North America than anyone else.

By horseback, canoe, dog sled and on foot, he travelled s kilometres (55, miles), equivalent to circling the globe twice.View the profiles of people named David Thompson. Join Facebook to connect with David Thompson and others you may know.

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