Lewis and Clark Among the Indians (Bicentennial Edition)

Author: James P. Ronda

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803290195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

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Particularly valuable for Ronda's inclusion of pertinent background information about the various tribes and for his ethnological analysis. An appendix also places the Sacagawea myth in its proper perspective. Gracefully written, the book bridges the gap between academic and general audiences.OCo"Choice""

Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes

Nine Indian Writers on the Legacy of the Expedition

Author: Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307487458

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

View: 9508

At the heart of this landmark collection of essays rests a single question: What impact, good or bad, immediate or long-range, did Lewis and Clark’s journey have on the Indians whose homelands they traversed? The nine writers in this volume each provide their own unique answers; from Pulitzer prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, who offers a haunting essay evoking the voices of the past; to Debra Magpie Earling’s illumination of her ancestral family, their survival, and the magic they use to this day; to Mark N. Trahant’s attempt to trace his own blood back to Clark himself; and Roberta Conner’s comparisons of the explorer’s journals with the accounts of the expedition passed down to her. Incisive and compelling, these essays shed new light on our understanding of this landmark journey into the American West. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Gilman C

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 9781588340955

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 3886

Gilman expands and transforms the explorers' familiar story by fully exploring--for the first time--the cultural landscapes the expedition traversed.

Lewis and Clark Among the Nez Perce

Strangers in the Land of the Nimiipuu

Author: Allen V. Pinkham,Steven Ross Evans,Frederick E. Hoxie

Publisher: Dakota Inst

ISBN: 9780983405986

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 4795

Nez Perce historian Allen Pinkham and Steve Evans have examined the journals of Lewis and Clark with painstaking care to tease out new insights about what Lewis and Clark wrote about their hosts the Nez Perce. Pinkham and Evans evaluate both what Lewis and Clark understood and what they misunderstood in the Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) lifeway and political structure. More particularly they have re-examined the journals for clues about how the Nez Perce reacted to the bearded strangers. They have also gathered together and put into print for the first time the stands of a surprisingly rich Nez Perce oral tradition.

Lewis & Clark and the Indian country

the Native American perspective

Author: Frederick E. Hoxie,Jay T. Nelson

Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr

ISBN: 9780252074851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

View: 3023

Incorporating multiple perspectives on the Lewis and Clark expedition and its aftermath

The Lewis and Clark Journals

An American Epic of Discovery

Author: Meriwether Lewis,William Clark

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803280397

Category: History

Page: 497

View: 1187

The diaries and personal accounts of William Clark, Meriwether Lewis, and other members of their expedition chronicle their epic journey across North America in search of a river passage to the Pacific Ocean and describe their encounters with the Native American peoples of the West, exotic flora and fauna, and amazing natural wonders.

Lewis and Clark

Pioneering Naturalists

Author: Paul Russell Cutright

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803264342

Category: History

Page: 506

View: 8421

First published in 1969, Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists remains the most comprehensive account of the scientific studies carried out by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their overland expedition to the Pacific Northwest and back in 1804?6. Summaries of the animals, plants, topographical features, and Indian tribes encountered are included at the end of each chapter devoted to the particular leg of the journey. A distinguished biologist, Paul Russell Cutright will be remembered for this landmark contribution to our understanding of the world that the expedition observed and recorded.

Lewis & Clark

Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Author: Kris Fresonke,Mark David Spence

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520238220

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 1432

An interdisciplinary collection of essays which explore the legacy of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and offers new perspectives on these American icons.

Lewis and Clark For Dummies

Author: Sammye J. Meadows,Jana Prewitt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068731

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 8190

The Lewis and Clark expedition was the greatest camping trip inhistory. It was one of those irresistible American adventures thatmany people dream of living. This book shares the delightfuldetails of the journey that historians have gleaned from thegroup’s journals and maps, and also discusses what’sknown of the Indian perspective of the expedition. Throughout the book, you find out about Jefferson’swestern exploration from his earliest efforts to see the Corpsassembled through the aftermath for the explorers, the tribes, andthe United States. But the focus of Lewis & Clark ForDummies is on the period between Jefferson’s confidentialletter to Congress requesting dollars to mount a westernexploration (January 18,1803) and the expedition’s triumphant(and improbable) return to St. Louis (September 23, 1806):forty-two months that changed the world. Join Lewis and Clark as they recruit the Corps of Discovery,meet Sacagawea and various Indian tribes, and set off along theMissouri River on a thrilling, perilous journey. Lewis &Clark For Dummies also covers the following topics andmore: The expedition’s people and places Jefferson’s fascination with the West Final preparations of Meriwether Lewis Weathering storms to launch the expedition The discomforts and dangers of the journey Making maps and writing reports A first look at the Pacific Ocean The story of Lewis and Clark doesn’t end with their returnto St. Louis. This book will also lead you on an exploration of thefates and lessons of the Corps of Discovery. Find out what happenedto Lewis, Clark, and many other key players after their famousjourney. And examine the aftermath for the American Indians and thepolitical and cultural ramifications for the United States.You’ll even find the resources you need to plan your ownrecreation of the expedition as you take the Trail yourself!

The Essential Lewis and Clark

Author: Meriwether Lewis,William Clark

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142621717X

Category: HISTORY

Page: 480

View: 7659

"Previously published as 'The Journals of Lewis and Clark'"--Title page verso.

Or Perish in the Attempt

The Hardship and Medicine of the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Author: David J. Peck

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803240597

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 4560

David J. Peck?s Or Perish in the Attempt ingeniously combines the remarkable adventures of Lewis and Clark with an examination of the health problems their expedition faced. Formidable problems indeed, but the author patiently, expertly?and humorously?guides us through the medical travails of the famous journey, juxtaposing treatment then against remedy now. The result is a fascinating book that sheds new light not only on Lewis and Clark and the men and one remarkable woman (and her infant) who accompanied them along an eight-thousand-mile wilderness path but also on the practice of medicine in their time and place.

Lewis and Clark on the Trail of Discovery

The Journey that Shaped America

Author: Rod Gragg

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401600754

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 1744

Describes the expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the unknown western regions of America at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Includes facsimiles of journal entries, maps, and letters inserted in folders and under flaps.

Venereal Disease and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Thomas Power Lowry

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803229594

Category: History

Page: 117

View: 5408

One of the greatest challenges faced by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis on their 1804?6 Corps of Discovery expedition was that of medical emergencies on the trail. Without an attending physician, even routine ailments and injuries could have tragic consequences for the expedition?s success and the safety of its members. Of these dangers, the most insidious and potentially devastating was the slow, painful, and oftentimes fatal ravage of venereal disease. ø Physician Thomas P. Lowry delves into the world of nineteenth-century medicine, uncovering the expedition?s very real fear of venereal disease. Lewis and Clark knew they were unlikely to prevent their men from forming sexual liaisons on the trail, so they prepared for the consequences of encounters with potentially infected people, as well as the consequences of preexisting disease, by stocking themselves with medicine and the latest scientific knowledge from the best minds in America. Lewis and Clark?s expedition encountered Native peoples who experienced venereal disease as a result of liaisons with French, British, Spanish, and Canadian travelers and had their own methods for curing its victims, or at least for easing the pain it inflicted. ø Lowry?s careful study of the explorers? journals sheds new light on this neglected aspect of the expedition, showing in detail how sex and venereal disease affected the men and their mission, and describes how diverse peoples faced a common threat with the best knowledge and tools at their disposal.

Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off and Other Lessons from the Lewis and Clark Trail

Author: Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803219288

Category: History

Page: 130

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More than two hundred years later, the voyage of discovery with its outsized characters, geographic marvels, and wondrous moments of adventure and mystery continues to draw us along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs first fell under the trail s spell at sixteen and has been following in Lewis and Clark s path ever since. In essays historical and personal, she revisits the Lewis and Clark Trail and its famous people, landmarks, and events, exploring questions the expedition continues to raise, such as, What really motivated Thomas Jefferson to send out his agents of discovery? What mutinous expressions were uttered? What happened to the dog? Why did Meriwether Lewis end his own life? In the resulting trip through history, Tubbs recounts her travels along the trail by foot, Volkswagen bus, and canoe at every turn renewing the American experience inscribed by Lewis and Clark.

Traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail

Author: Julie Fanselow

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9780762744374

Category: Travel

Page: 292

View: 2791

A guide to traveling along the original trail used by Lewis and Clark during their expedition to explore the American West which includes information on activities, attractions, visitor amenities, and more for every state along the route.

William Clark and the Shaping of the West

Author: Landon Y. Jones

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1429945362

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 9298

Between 1803 and 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark co-captained the most famous expedition in American history. But while Lewis ended his life just three years later, Clark, as the highest-ranking Federal official in the West, spent three decades overseeing its consequences: Indian removal and the destruction of Native America. In a rare combination of storytelling and scholarship, best-selling author Landon Y. Jones presents for the first time Clark's remarkable life and influential career in their full complexity. Like every colonial family living on Virginia's violent frontier, the Clarks killed Indians and acquired land; acting on behalf of the United States, William would prove successful at both. Clark's life was spent fighting in America's fifty-year running war with the Indians (and their European allies) over the Western borderlands. The struggle began with his famed brother George Roger's western campaigns during the American Revolution, continued through the vicious battles of the War of 1812, and ended with the Black Hawk War in the 1830s. In vividly depicting Clark's life, Jones memorably captures not only the dark and bloody ground of America's early West, but also the qualities of character and courage that made him an unequalled leader in America's grander enterprise: the shaping of the West. No one played a larger part in that accomplishment than William Clark. William Clark and the Shaping of the West is an unforgettable human story that encompasses in a single life the sweep of American history from colonial Virginia to the conquest of the West.

The Saga of Lewis & Clark

Into the Uncharted West

Author: Thomas Schmidt,Jeremy Schmidt

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789480767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 7955

A richly illustrated account of the expedition of Lewis and Clark from Missouri, through vast uncharted territories, to Oregon, encompasses excerpts from personal diaries, annotated sketches of local wildlife, artifacts, running maps, and other archival material. Reprint.

Exploring Lewis and Clark

Reflections on Men and Wilderness

Author: Thomas P. Slaughter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307425819

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7994

This provocative work challenges traditional accounts of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s expedition across the continent and back again. Uncovering deeper meanings in the explorers’ journals and lives, Exploring Lewis and Clark exposes their self-perceptions and deceptions, and how they interacted with those who traveled with them, the people they discovered along the way, the animals they hunted, and the land they walked across. The book discovers new heroes and brings old ones into historical focus. Thomas P. Slaughter interrogates the explorers’ dreams, how they wrote and what they aimed to possess, their interactions with animals, Indians, and each other, their sense of themselves as leaders and men, and why they feared that they had failed their nation and President. Slaughter’s Lewis and Clark are more confused, frightened, courageous, and flawed than in previous accounts. They are more human, their expedition more dramatic, and thus their story is more revealing about our own relationships to history and myth. From the Trade Paperback edition.

This Indian Country

American Indian Activists and the Place They Made

Author: Frederick Hoxie

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143124021

Category: History

Page: 467

View: 8807

A comprehensive history of the achievements of leading Native American civil rights activists traces 200 years of legal and political campaigns while connecting the experiences of specific individuals to the stories of their tribes. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Lewis and Clark Companion

An Encyclopedic Guide to the Voyage of Discovery

Author: Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs,Clay Jenkinson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 162779669X

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 2231

An indispensable guide to our nation's epic adventure The years 2003-2006 mark the bicentennial of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's famous transcontinental journey between the Missouri and the Columbia River systems. They never did find the fabled Northwest Passage, but over twenty-eight months, the Corps of Discovery traveled more than eight thousand miles through eleven future states, named scores of places and rivers, met with many Native American tribes, and wrote the first descriptions of heretofore unknown plants and animals. By the end of their trip, Lewis and Clark had navigated and named two thirds of the American continent. They may have had undaunted courage, but the sheer volume of information related to their expedition can be more than a little daunting to the armchair historian. Written by two highly regarded Lewis and Clark experts, this book contains over five hundred lively and fascinating entries on everything from the members of the expedition and the places they went to the weapons and tools, trade goods, and medicines they carried, along with the food and amusements that sustained them. Highly readable and informative, it's the perfect introduction for the Lewis and Clark novice, and the comprehensive guide no buff will want to be without. "This handy volume, timed for publication as the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition opens, has the virtue of teaching the student while helpfully reminding the scholar. " - Publishers Weekly