Raymond Seitz

A Presidential Trek

The River of Doubt: Into the Unknown Amazon


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On 27 February 1914, former president Theodore Roosevelt and a party of twenty-one set off in canoes from the headwaters of the Rio da Duvida – the River of Doubt – in the jungles of the great Amazon Basin. The waters of the river twist and tumble northwards from the Brazilian Highlands eventually pouring into the western branch of the Aripuanã, and then into the mighty Amazon itself.

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