Item #4505675 The Northwest Coast; or, Three Years Residence in Washington Territory. James G. SWAN.
The Northwest Coast; or, Three Years Residence in Washington Territory.
The Northwest Coast; or, Three Years Residence in Washington Territory.
The Northwest Coast; or, Three Years Residence in Washington Territory.

The Northwest Coast; or, Three Years Residence in Washington Territory.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857.

Small octavo, xiv, [15]- 435, [4, ads.]pp. With a frontispiece, folding map, and 17 full-page illustrations. Original brown cloth skilfully restored, a very good copy.

Secret agent for the Northern Pacific Railroad

Swan lived in Washington Territory (actually both Oregon and Washington) during 1853-55. According to Decker, he was a "secret agent for the Northern Pacific Railroad." Much of this book, however, is devoted to Swan's investigations of Indian life in the Northwest, including a good deal of material on Indian linguistics and brief vocabularies of the Chinook and Chehalis languages. It is lauded by Tweney as one of the classics of the Pacific Northwest.

Swan lived in Washington Territory (actually both Oregon and Washington) during 1853-55. According to Decker, he was a "secret agent for the Northern Pacific Railroad." Much of this book, however, is devoted to Swan's investigations of Indian life in the Northwest, including a good deal of material on Indian linguistics and brief vocabularies of the Chinook and Chehalis languages. It is lauded by Tweney as one of the classics of the Pacific Northwest.

Field, 1526; Howes, S1164; Graff, 4046; Pilling, Proof-Sheets, 3781.

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