In 1930 amateur paddlers—Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port—introduced a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Citadel Snelling for an formidable summer time-lengthy journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. With out advantage of radio, motor, or just right maps, the teens made their far more than 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and hard portages. Just about 4 months later, after capturing loads of units of rapids and surviving incredibly unhealthy prerequisites or even worse recommendation, the ragged, hungry adventurers arrived in York Manufacturing unit on Hudson Bay—with iciness freeze-up on their heels. First printed in 1935, Canoeing with the Cree is Sevareid’s vintage account of this younger odyssey.

Praise for Canoeing with the Cree

“Canoeing with the Cree is an all-time favourite of mine.” —Ann Bancroft, Arctic explorer and co-writer of No Horizon Is So Far

” highschool graduates make an important journey . . . appearing indomitable braveness that carried them thru to their vacation spot. Humor and a spirit of journey made a grand, just right time of it, regardless of storms, rapids, lengthy portages and silent wildernesses.” —Library Magazine