Sketches of a Tour to the Lakes, of the Character and Customs of the Chippeway Indians, and of Incidents connected with the Treaty of Fond Du Lac: Also a Vocabulary of the Algier, or Chippeway Language

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Lucas, 1827 - 493 páginas
 

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