Lewis and Clark Among the Indians (Bicentennial Edition)

Author: James P. Ronda

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803290195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 4863

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""

The Indianization of Lewis and Clark

Author: William R. Swagerty

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806188219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 820

View: 2300

Although some have attributed the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition primarily to gunpowder and gumption, historian William R. Swagerty demonstrates in this two-volume set that adopting Indian ways of procuring, processing, and transporting food and gear was crucial to the survival of the Corps of Discovery. The Indianization of Lewis and Clark retraces the well-known trail of America’s most famous explorers as a journey into the heart of Native America—a case study of successful material adaptation and cultural borrowing. Beginning with a broad examination of regional demographics and folkways, Swagerty describes the cultural baggage and material preferences the expedition carried west in 1804. Detailing this baseline reveals which Indian influences were already part of Jeffersonian American culture, and which were progressive adaptations the Corpsmen made of Indian ways in the course of their journey. Swagerty’s exhaustive research offers detailed information on both Indian and Euro-American science, medicine, cartography, and cuisine, and on a wide range of technologies and material culture. Readers learn what the Corpsmen wore, what they ate, how they traveled, and where they slept (and with whom) before, during, and after the return. Indianization is as old as contact experiences between Native Americans and Europeans. Lewis and Clark took the process to a new level, accepting the hospitality of dozens of Native groups as they sought a navigable water route to the Pacific. This richly illustrated, interdisciplinary study provides a unique and complex portrait of the material and cultural legacy of Indian America, offering readers perspective on lessons learned but largely forgotten in the aftermath of the epic journey.

Waiting for Lewis and Clark

The Bicentennial and the Changing West

Author: David Sarasohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780875952956

Category: History

Page: 181

View: 9706

"Sarasohn traces not only strategies and clashes of values but also a rich cast of individuals, from tribal figures with buckskins and MBAs to businessmen betting on the bicentennial and historical impersonators with modern agendas. Like the expedition itself, Waiting for Lewis and Clark ranges from Monticello and Washington, D.C., down the Missouri, and over the Rockies to the Pacific, depicting three Wests - the region of the past and the present and the dreams of westerners."--BOOK JACKET.

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: 2189

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

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: 8508

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

Lewis & Clark

Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Author: Kris Fresonke,Mark David Spence

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520228399

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 5871

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

Across the Continent

Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and the Making of America

Author: Douglas Seefeldt,Jeffrey L. Hantman,Peter S. Onuf

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813925950

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 1838

Arriving as the country commemorates the expedition's bicentennial, Across the Continent is an examination of the explorers' world and the complicated ways in which it relates to our own. The essays collected here look at the global geopolitics that provided the context for the expedition. Finally, the discussion considers the various legacies of the expedition, in particular its impact on Native Americans, and the current struggle over who will control the narrative of the expansion of the American Empire. --from publisher description.

By His Own Hand?

The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis

Author: John D. W. Guice,Jay H. Buckley

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806183608

Category: History

Page: 208

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For two centuries the question has persisted: Was Meriwether Lewis’s death a suicide, an accident, or a homicide? By His Own Hand? is the first book to carefully analyze the evidence and consider the murder-versus-suicide debate within its full historical context. The historian contributors to this volume follow the format of a postmortem court trial, dissecting the case from different perspectives. A documents section permits readers to examine the key written evidence for themselves and reach their own conclusions.

The Essential Lewis and Clark

Author: Landon Y. Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060011599

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7440

The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. Through these tales of adventure, edited and annotated by American Book Award nominee Landon Jones, we meet Indian peoples and see the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and western rivers the way Lewis and Clark first observed them -- majestic, pristine, uncharted, and awe-inspiring.

Lewis and Clark For Dummies

Author: Sammye J. Meadows,Jana Prewitt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068731

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 1934

The Lewis and Clark expedition was the greatest camping trip in history. It was one of those irresistible American adventures that many people dream of living. This book shares the delightful details of the journey that historians have gleaned from the group’s journals and maps, and also discusses what’s known of the Indian perspective of the expedition. Throughout the book, you find out about Jefferson’s western exploration from his earliest efforts to see the Corps assembled through the aftermath for the explorers, the tribes, and the United States. But the focus of Lewis & Clark For Dummies is on the period between Jefferson’s confidential letter to Congress requesting dollars to mount a western exploration (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 the Missouri River on a thrilling, perilous journey. Lewis & Clark For Dummies also covers the following topics and more: 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 return to St. Louis. This book will also lead you on an exploration of the fates and lessons of the Corps of Discovery. Find out what happened to Lewis, Clark, and many other key players after their famous journey. And examine the aftermath for the American Indians and the political and cultural ramifications for the United States. You’ll even find the resources you need to plan your own recreation of the expedition as you take the Trail yourself!

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Harry W. Fritz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313316616

Category: History

Page: 143

View: 7667

Discusses pivotal events, key people, and noteworthy documents related to the expeditions; debates the historical significance of Lewis and Clark's explorations, and includes a chronology, maps, and a bibliography.


Author: Gilman C

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 9781588340955

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 620

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 Pinkham,Steven Ross Evans,Frederick E. Hoxie

Publisher: Dakota Inst

ISBN: 9780983405986

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 8750

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.

The Lewis & Clark Trail

Author: Thomas Schmidt

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 9780792264712

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3321

Richly illustrated with full-color photographs and maps, an updated and expanded edition of the distinctive travel guide retraces the historic route taken by Lewis and Clark on their early nineteenth-century expedition and notes points of interest and historical significance along the way. Original.

Before Lewis and Clark

The Story of the Chouteaus, the French Dynasty That Ruled America's Frontier

Author: Shirley Christian

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803225244

Category: History

Page: 509

View: 441

Before Lewis and Clark relates the extraordinary saga of the Chouteaus, the dynastic family that guarded the gates to the West for three generations. From their St. Louis base, the Chouteaus, patrician and French in their origins, made their fortunes along the two-thousand-mile length of the Missouri River. Led by the brothers Auguste and Pierre, the family not only engaged in land speculation, finance, and the fur trade but also acted as suppliers and advisers to expeditions and enterprises between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains?including the famous expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark from 1804 to 1806. This is the story of the Old World meeting the New, of the eastern United States discovering the West, and of a wealthy, powerful, charming, and manipulative family that dominated business and politics in the Louisiana Purchase territory before and after the Lewis and Clark expedition.

William Clark and the Shaping of the West

Author: Landon Y. Jones

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1429945362

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 7290

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 Adventure of George Drouillard on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: James Alexander Thom

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345465563

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

View: 7543

A dramatic re-creation of the Lewis and Clark expedition focuses on George Drouillard, a French and Shawnee hunter, guide, and interpreter, who keeps the mission going in difficult times and who becomes part of a tragedy that affects events for everyone. By the author of The Red Heart. Reprint.

Chronicles of Oklahoma

Author: James Shannon Buchanan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Oklahoma

Page: N.A

View: 1598


North Dakota History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of North America

Page: N.A

View: 3107