ZEBULON PIKE: Soldier and Explorer by Leonard Wibberley

ZEBULON PIKE: Soldier and Explorer

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When Zebulon Pike entered the armed forces after the Revolutionary War, he was determined to instill a sense of honor and discipline in his men. His explorations of the Mississippi and Red Rivers, the southwestern portion of the Louisiana Purchase, the plains of the Midwest and the Rocky Mountains, his negotiations with Indian tribes en route, his dignified demeanor when captured by the Spaniards for having accidentally penetrated their territory, elevated the status of the U.S. Army under whose aegis he functioned and contributed another heroic adventurer to American history. Although his grave was lost, ""Pike's Peak"", the mountain which he sited and attempted to scale remains a lasting monument to Zebulon Pike. A straightforward factual presentation which should interest those who relish American history.

Pub Date: April 28th, 1961
ISBN: 0548450501
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls