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Henry Hudson: Seeking the Northwest Passage Belongs to series: In The Footsteps of Explorers

Author: N/A

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing

Item #: J140

Pages: 32

Level: Grade 4, Grade 5

Class: Paperback

Price: $11.95

In the early 1600s, England was among the many countries in search of a northern passage to trade with the Far East. After many explorers failed, Henry Hudson was asked to try. This fascinating new book describes Hudsons exciting voyages and the many hardships he encountered, from becoming frozen in ice to the eventual mutiny of his crew.

Features include
map of Hudsons routes
the Muscovy Company
the customs and cultures of the Penebscot, Lenape, and Mahican tribes
the ships and their cargo
the duties and pastimes of the crew while at sea
early navigational equipment
Hudsons discoveries of Hudsons Bay, Greenland, and the Hudson River
The Hudsons Bay Company and the fur trade
a recipe from the period
how England benefited from Hudsons expeditions