Across the Endless River

Across the Endless River

A Novel

eBook - 2010
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Born in 1805 on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau is the son of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau. He is raised both as William Clark's ward in St. Louis and by his parents among the villages of the Mandan tribe on the far northern reaches of the Missouri river. In 1823 eighteen-year-old Baptiste is invited to cross the Atlantic with the young Duke Paul of Württemberg, whom he meets on the frontier. During their travels throughout Europe, Paul introduces Baptiste to a world he never imagined, and Baptiste ultimately faces a choice: whether to stay in Europe or return to the wilds of North America. As we follow this young man on his intriguing sojourn, this remarkable novel resonates with the richness of three distinct cultures, languages, and customs.
Publisher: Toronto :, McArthur,, [2010, 2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781770871144
Characteristics: 1 online resource (379 pages) : map

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geezr_rdr Aug 08, 2013

An easy read and well written, but Carhart writes more about post Napoleon Europe (Paris in particular) than about the American indian world after Lewis and Clark, and I was hoping for more insight on the latter.

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