THE FIRST CANADIAN by C. T. Ritchie

THE FIRST CANADIAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A new edition to the Great Stories of Canada series, this recalls the early pioneer days of Champlain and traces the adventures he encountered he encountered in his effort to make the St. Lawrence river safe for fur traders. In order to penetrate the area, Champlain forged an alliance with the Algonquin tribes and battled the hostile Iroquois every inch of the way. To meet the challenge of unchartered waterways and to attain the tempting prize of additional land for France, Champlain and his crew endured the hardships of war, disease, treachery from within and impending death from the wild rapids of strange rivers. C. T. Ritchie has done a competent research job from both historical and geographical standpoints.

Pub Date: March 22nd, 1962
Publisher: St Martin's Press