Carver, Jonathan.
Travels through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768.
London: Printed for the author; and sold by J. Walter [etc.], 1778.

Jonathan Carver (1710-1780) grew up in New England and by 1760 served as a captain in a Massachusetts regiment. His travels took him through the Great Lakes, to the Mississippi River, and into Minnesota before returning to Boston. This first edition of the Travels was extremely popular at the time, and the work was re-published in a variety of locations in subsequent years. Much of Travels deals with Native Americans, and because there are no citations, some have questioned whether Carver was the true author.

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