Terra Incognita

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Terra Incognita

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A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America.
Extending above Four Thousand Miles, between New France and New Mexico; with a Description of the Great Lakes, Cataracts, Rivers, Plants and Animals. Also, the Manners, Customs, and Languages of the several Native Indians; and the Advantage of…

A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America
Giving an Account of the Author's Abode there, The Form and Make of the Country, the Coasts, Hills, Rivers, &c. Woods, Soil, Weather, &c. Trees, Fruit, Beasts, Birds, Fish, &c. The Indian Inhabitants, their Features, Complexion, &c. their Manners,…

A Journal Of the Last Voyage Perform&#039;d by Monsr. de la Sale, to the Gulph of Mexico
In 1684 Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, was planning an expedition to establish a French settlement at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Joutel met La Salle in Rouen and signed on as his "intendent" or confidential assistant. After a harrowing…

A Description Of the English Province of Carolana
By the Spaniards call'd Florida, And by the French La Louisiane. As also of the Great and Famous River Meschacebe or Missisipi, The Five vast Navigable Lakes of Fresh Water, and the Parts Adjacent. Together With an Account of the Commodities of the…

The natural and civil history of the French dominions in North and South America.
Giving a particular account of the climate, soil, minerals, animals, vegetables, manufactures, trade, commerce and languages, together with the religion, government, genius, character, manners and customs of the Indians and other inhabitants.…

The Present State of the European Settlements on the Missisippi
As more people began settling in America and coming more in contact with Native Americans a new genre of fiction sprang up, the captivity narrative. These were accounts of people, often women and children, who were taken captive after violent…

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