Journal of an exploring tour beyond the Rocky mountains

Paperback | October 12, 2012

bySamuel Parker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...when any danger is apprehended. It is covered with a rich, dark brown fur. They live in communities and burrow in the ground, and their villages often extend over some miles of territory, which is so perforated as to endanger both horse and rider when passing over them. Some one or more are selected for sentinels, and are seated upon the small mounds formed by excavating their dwellings, and while the principal part of their community are busy in procuring food, these sentinels are on the lookout, and as soon as danger threatens, they give the alarm by a shrill bark, when all instantly fly to their subterranean habitations for safety. There is a small species of the marmot, of which I have seen no description in any work on natural history, which is probably peculiar to this country. It is called by the Nez Perces, duet; is five inches long from the tip of its nose, exclusive of its tail, which is two in length--its body is one inch and a third in diameter, the color is brown, beautifully intermixed with small white spots upon its back; the under parts of its body are of a dull white. It has' eight long hairs projecting from the nose, on each side, and two over each eye. Its habits resemble those belonging to its genus. It is remarkably nimble in its movements. The Indians esteem its flesh a luxury. The wolverine is said to inhabit these western regions, and I saw one in the Salmon River mountains, which my Indians killed. The animal differed in several particulars from the description given by Richardson. It was one foot nine inches from its nose to its tail; its body was not large in proportion to the length, short legs, small eyes and ears: the neck short, and as large as the head, and its mouth shaped like that of the dog. Its color...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...when any danger is apprehended. It is covered with a rich, dark brown fur. They live in communities and burrow ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217843018

ISBN - 13:9780217843010

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