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The Travels of John Heckewelder in Frontier America
by Paul A. Wallace
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985
eISBN: 978-0-8229-7429-1 | Paper: 978-0-8229-5369-2
Library of Congress Classification E163.T73 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 917.3044

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Paul A. Wallace gathers the diaries and journals of John Heckewelder to prepare this engrossing account of a man who traveled extensively in the Western frontier in the service of the Moravian Church and the United States government, and recorded a great deal of early American history along the way. Heckewelder also lived among the Indians for nearly sixty years, learning their languages, sharing their activities, and wrote vividly of his life with them. Between 1762 and 1813 he crossed the Allegheny Mountains thirty times and made numerous trips down the Ohio River as far south as Kentucky, and along the Great Lakes to Detroit. Heckewelder tells of the first great migration of whites into the West, and also wrote of the early settlements in many important cities, including Detroit, Louisville, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Schenectady and Albany.
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