Name applied to members of the two expeditions fitted out

by John Jacob Astor, to found trading establishment at the mouth of the

Columbia. One party sailed around the Horn in the Tonquin; the other

went overland by way of the Missouri and the Columbia. =Index=: (Sir James Douglas era)

Their influence upon development of Pacific coast, 4; their first

vessel, the Tonquin, captured by natives and the crew murdered, 1811,

37; the overland expedition, 71. See also Pacific Fur Company;


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