KEELBOAT JOURNEY by Zachary Ball

KEELBOAT JOURNEY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When in 1831, Garth Madden, a teen-aged orphan, joins the crew of the Tomahawk on its trip up the muddy Missouri, he does not realize that he and people like him are making history. But as the Tomahawk beats the ship of a rival company in a race into the Northwest, and plans are laid for the establishment of reliable trading centers in this are, David realizes that in contributing to the growth of America, he has become a man and has found, in this wilderness, a man's home. Well supported with details of river-boat life, and backed up by an extensive knowledge of Indian-White relations, this story of American expansion is a happy combination of adventure and history.

Pub Date: Aug. 29th, 1958
Publisher: Dutton