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Francis Parkman

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Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far more than research, however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. The narrator must seek to imbue himself with the life and spirit of the time.

— Francis Parkman

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A few hours' ride brought us to the banks of the river Kansas.

— Francis Parkman

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A military road led from this point to Fort Leavenworth, and for many miles the farms and cabins of the Delawares were scattered at short intervals on either hand.

— Francis Parkman

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America, when it became known to Europeans, was, as it had long been, a scene of wide-spread revolution.

— Francis Parkman

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Crossing the Penobscot, one found a visible descent in the scale of humanity.

— Francis Parkman

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Early on the next morning we reached Kansas, about five hundred miles from the mouth of the Missouri.

— Francis Parkman

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Fort Leavenworth is in fact no fort, being without defensive works, except two block-houses.

— Francis Parkman

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Four men are missing; R., Sorel and two emigrants. They set out this morning after buffalo, and have not yet made their appearance; whether killed or lost, we cannot tell.

— Francis Parkman

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Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie; the clouds were like light piles of cotton; and where the blue sky was visible, it wore a hazy and languid aspect.

— Francis Parkman

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Many of the Iroquois and Huron houses were of similar construction, the partitions being at the sides only, leaving a wide passage down the middle of the house.

— Francis Parkman

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Parkman made expeditions through the Alps and the Apennine mountains climbed Vesuvius and even lived for a time in Rome where he befriended Passionist monks who tried unsuccessfully to convert him to Catholicism. CXVIII No. Gallery

Selected works
The Oregon Trail (1847)
The Conspiracy of Pontiac (1851)
Vassall Morton (1856) a novel
The Book of Roses (1866)
France and England in North America (1865-1892):
The Pioneers of France in the New World (1865)
The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century (1867)
La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West (1869)
The Old Régime in Canada (1874)
Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV (1877)
Montcalm and Wolfe (1884)
A Half Century of Conflict (1892)

The Journals of Francis Parkman.

(September 16 1823 – November 8 1893) was an American historian best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. He was also a leading horticulturist briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and the first leader of the Arnold Arboretum and author of several books on the topic.

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