Stories of American Life and Adventure

by Edward Eggleston

Description:  An interesting collection of historical anecdotes sure to captivate the younger reader—stories of Indian life, frontier peril and escape, of adventures with the pirates and kidnappers of Colonial times, of daring Revolutionary feats, of dangerous whaling voyages, and of the scientific exploration of our continent. With them are intermingled sketches of the homes, the food and drink, the birds and animals, the schools, and the children’s plays of olden times.

Additional information:

Ages:  7-9
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2014
ISBN:  978-1-59915-824-2
Genres:  History, American History

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Table of Contents

1. A White Boy among the Indians
2. The Making of a Canoe
3. Some Things about Indian Corn
4. Some Women in the Indian Wars
5. The Coming of Tea and Coffee
6. Kidnapped Boys
7. The Last Battle of Blackbeard
8. An Old Philadelphia School
9. A Dutch Family in the Revolution
10. A School of Long Ago
11. Stories of Whaling
12. A Whaling Song
13. A Strange Escape
14. Grandmother Bear
15. The Great Turtle
16. The Rattlesnake God
17. Witchcraft in Louisiana
18. A Story of Niagara
19. Among the Alligators
20. Jasper
21. Song of Marion's Men

22. A Brave Girl
23. A Prisoner among the Indians
24. Hungry Times in the Woods
25. Scouwa Becomes a White Man Again
26. A Baby Lost in the Woods
27. Elizabeth Zane
28. The River Pirates
29. Old-fashioned Telegraphs
30. A Boy's Foolish Adventure
31. A Foot Race for Life
32. Loretto and His Wife
33. A Blackfoot Story
34. How Fremont Crossed the Mountains
35. Finding Gold in California
36. Descending the Grand Canyon
37. The-Man-That-Draws-the-Handcart
38. The Lazy, Lucky Indian
39. Peter Petersen
40. The Greatest of Telescope Makers
41. Adventures in Alaska

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