We have mentioned Zebulon Pike (Memorial Day, 2022) as we were looking at the first Mission for American Indians in this area. Zebulon was through the area in the real early 1800s in his trek to find the source of the Arkansas River. He coined the term, "The Great American Desert", which many would see as they traversed the interior via the Trails.
So, Zebulon Pike (Wikipedia, WikiTree) redid his journals by memory. These were collected into three volumes. We will point to each. His book was The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike to Headwaters of the Mississippi River Through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain, During the Years 1805-6-7. Zebulon did his rewrite by 1810.
- Volume 1 - Courtesy of Project Gutenberg.
- Volume 2 - with notes (1895). Of the Arkansas River period. Courtesy of Google Books.
- Volume 3 - Index, courtesy of Project Gutenberg.
BTW, his family is of New England. His ancestor was an opponent of the Salem Witch idiocy.
Remarks: Modified: 06/27/2023
06/27/2023 -- Added link to Volume 1 and Volume 3.