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About Book Famed adventure writer David Roberts re-creates the extraordinary 1,700-mile journey of the eighteenth-century Dom?nguez-Escalante scouting expedition.In late July 1776, fathers Francisco Atanasio Dom?nguez and Francisco V?lez de Escalante set out from Santa Fe to chart a route to the new Spanish missions in California. The Fransiscans planned to scout the country for mineral wealth and locate the Ute and Navajo tribes for conversion. In present- day Utah, however, the dangers of starvation and hypothermia forced them to turn back. By November the friars were reduced to survival mode: stymied by the raging Colorado River, they had to kill their horses for food. At last they succeeded in fording the river at a place later known as ?Crossing of the Fathers.?In this adventure- history, David Roberts travels the Spaniards? forgotten route, using Escalante?s first- person report as his guide. Blending personal and historical narrative, he relives the glories, catastrophes, and courage of


Book Details Author : David Roberts Pages : 360 pages Publisher : W. W. Norton Company Language : ISBN-10 : 0393652068 ISBN-13 : 9780393652062 ●


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Author : David Roberts Pages : 360 pages Publisher : W. W. Norton Company Language : ISBN10 : 0393652068 ISBN-13 : 9780393652062


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