Zebulon Pike

Zebulon Pike

Young America's Frontier Scout

Lives to Remember
by Bern Keating, Frank Aloise (Illustrator)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
©1965, Item: 83534
Hardcover, 160 pages
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In 1805, Lieutenant Zebulon Pike set out to lay America's Claim to the northern third of the newly purchased Louisiana Territory.  He not only accomplished this, but also fixed the Canadian-American border which still stands today after two centuries.

In this biography of Zebulon Pike, taken from Pike's own journals, the story of the frontier scout is excitingly told.  Bern Keating takes us on the expedition to the north country and the Great Plains.  It was on this second trip that Pike sighted the mountain peak which now bears his name.

In Zebulon Pike, we see the thrill of exploration on the Great Plains, the land which Pike opened to the westward push of young America.

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