Lewis and Clark Among the Indians Bicentennial Edition

Lewis and Clark Among the Indians  Bicentennial Edition

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""

Author: James P. Ronda

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803290198

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""
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lewis and Clark Among the Indians

Lewis and Clark Among the Indians

This book is about what happens when people from different cultural persuasions meet and deal with each other. The Lewis and Clark expedition was an integral and symbolic part of what James Axtell has aptly called 'the American encounter.'

Author: James P. Ronda

Publisher: Bison Books

ISBN: 0803289294

Category: America

Page: 310

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"James P. Ronda in Lewis and Clark among the Indians has drawn from the journals and other documents a compelling narrative of the expedition's encounters with the Indians. It is a story of discovery and suspense, and it is told with a modern concern to understand the Indian side as well as the white in the meeting of the two cultures."-Francis Paul Prucha, William and Mary Quarterly"The Lewis and Clark expedition has long attracted the attention of many American historians, but this is the first book-length study of the expedition's interaction with the Indian people whom it encountered on its journey of exploration. . . . [It] is 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."-R. D. Edmunds, Choice"Conceptually . . . a brilliant book, extremely well written, superbly re-searched, masterfully organized. By blending traditional historical scholarship with anthropological and archaeological research, Ronda gives us the first ethnohistory of the expedition in a beautifully crafted narrative."-Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., Huntington Library QuarterlyJames P. Ronda holds the H. G. Barnard Chair in Western History at the University of Tulsa. His other publications include Astoria and Empire, also a Bison Book.
Categories: America

Finding the West

Finding the West

A fresh look at the Lewis and Clark Expedition offers "landscape stories" representing the perspective of fur traders, explorers, Jefferson, and Native Americans.

Author: James P. Ronda

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826324185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

View: 898

A fresh look at the Lewis and Clark Expedition offers "landscape stories" representing the perspective of fur traders, explorers, Jefferson, and Native Americans.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

The result is a new understanding of the expedition and its place in the wider context of the history of Indian-white relations. ø Based on three decades of research and oral histories, this book presents tribal elders recounting the ...

Author: Salish-Pend D'Oreille Culture Committee

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803216432

Category: History

Page: 198

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On September 4, 1805, in the upper Bitterroot Valley of what is now western Montana, more than four hundred Salish people were encamped, pasturing horses, preparing for the fall bison hunt, and harvesting chokecherries as they had done for countless generations. As the Lewis and Clark Expedition ventured into the territory of a sovereign Native nation, the Salish met the strangers with hospitality and vital provisions while receiving comparatively little in return. ø For the first time, a Native American community offers an in-depth examination of the events and historical significance of its encounter with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition is a startling departure from previous accounts of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Rather than looking at Indian people within the context of the expedition, it examines the expedition within the context of tribal history. The arrival of non-Indians is therefore framed not as the beginning of the history of Montana or the West but as only a recent chapter in a far longer Native history. The result is a new understanding of the expedition and its place in the wider context of the history of Indian-white relations. ø Based on three decades of research and oral histories, this book presents tribal elders recounting the Salish encounter with Lewis and Clark. Richly illustrated, The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition not only sheds new light on the meaning of the expedition but also illuminates the people who greeted Lewis and Clark and, despite much of what followed, thrive in their homeland today.
Categories: History

Jefferson s West

Jefferson s West

James Ronda makes clear the West imagined by Jefferson and the scientists of his day --one with garden-like plains, low mountains, and easily navigable rivers, bearing the promise of the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific.

Author: James P. Ronda

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: UVA:X004414090

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 839

From his offices in Washington, D.C. and at Monticello, President Thomas Jefferson envisioned the unknown American West and devised an expedition to explore it, one that nearly two hundred years later still ranks as one of the most gripping adventures in our history. From a modern vantage point, however, it is hard to grasp how little Jefferson and his chosen explorers actually knew about the West. James Ronda makes clear the West imagined by Jefferson and the scientists of his day --one with garden-like plains, low mountains, and easily navigable rivers, bearing the promise of the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific. Of course, the terrain encountered by Lewis and Clark was wider, taller, infinitely less navigable, and exponentially more rugged than Jefferson could have imagined. Using the letters of Jefferson and the journals of Lewis and Clark, Ronda takes readers on a dual journey exploring the drama of the expedition from the perspectives of Jefferson in the East and Lewis and Clark out West. Added to this conflicting scheme is the presence of the Native Americans encountered by Lewis and Clark, whose world and perspective could not be understood in either Jefferson's vision for the trip or in Lewis and Clark's understanding of their voyage.
Categories: History

Do Them No Harm

Do Them No Harm

Instead, they heeded an old woman who said, "Do them no harm!", marking the beginning of a unique friendship between the Nez Perce and the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Author: Zoa L. Swayne

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: 0870044273

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press In autumn 1805, a group of ragged strangers staggered into a camp of Nez Perce Indians on the Kooskooskee River in what is now northern Idaho. The natives discussed killing the starving newcomers and taking the treasures they carried. Instead, they heeded an old woman who said, "Do them no harm!", marking the beginning of a unique friendship between the Nez Perce and the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Categories: Fiction

Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes

Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes

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?

Author: Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307487452

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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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.
Categories: Literary Collections

Before Lewis and Clark

Before Lewis and Clark

This edition marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of Nasatir’s landmark document collection. Five fold-out maps omitted from the most recent paperback edition have been restored for this one-volume edition.

Author: Abraham Phineas Nasatir

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806134674

Category: History

Page: 854

View: 139

For Before Lewis and Clark, A. P. Nasatir translated and annotated 239 documents relating to the history of the exploration of the Missouri River through 1804, when Lewis and Clark began their ascent of the waterway. The value of this collection is in the range of documents Nasatir included, some of which are unavailable elsewhere. The volume also includes seven maps; two facsimile illustrations; and an excerpt from the journal of Jean Baptiste Truteau, the Canadian-born explorer whose record of his 1794-95 travels proved valuable to Lewis and Clark. This edition marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of Nasatir’s landmark document collection. Five fold-out maps omitted from the most recent paperback edition have been restored for this one-volume edition.
Categories: History

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Coloring Book

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Coloring Book

On May 14, 1804, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off to explore a vast wilderness of 825,000 square miles purchased from the French. 45 accurate, precisely rendered illustrations recapture highpoints of expedition.

Author: Peter F. Copeland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486245578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 340

On May 14, 1804, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off to explore a vast wilderness of 825,000 square miles purchased from the French. 45 accurate, precisely rendered illustrations recapture highpoints of expedition.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark

Their 200,000-word journals continue to be a source of fascination to Americans. In Lewis and Clark, read how these two adventurers are still celebrated as among the greatest of American explorers.

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438127910

Category: Electronic books

Page: 117

View: 345

Personally selected by President Thomas Jefferson, Captain Meriwether Lewis was assigned to lead an expedition to the West, where the United States had just completed the Louisiana Purchase land transaction with France. Lewis selected William Clark to accompany him, and as leaders of the Corps of Discovery, the men became the first to find an overland route to the Pacific Ocean, the first to travel on the Missouri River in the future state of Montana, the first to cross the Continental Divide south of Canada, and the first white men to make direct contact with the Shoshone, the Flathead, and the Nez Perce Indians. Perhaps most importantly, Lewis and Clark discovered and described 122 species of Western birds and animals and 178 plants. Their 200,000-word journals continue to be a source of fascination to Americans. In Lewis and Clark, read how these two adventurers are still celebrated as among the greatest of American explorers.
Categories: Electronic books

Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark V 2 of 3

Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark V 2 of 3

Volume 2 of 3. This 3-volume anthology of 194 articles (with 102 maps and illustrations) published between 1974 and 1999 in We Proceeded On, The quarterly journal of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.

Author: Robert A. Saindon

Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc

ISBN: 9781582187648

Category: History

Page: 704

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Volume 2 of 3. This 3-volume anthology of 194 articles (with 102 maps and illustrations) published between 1974 and 1999 in We Proceeded On, The quarterly journal of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Contributors include Stephen Ambrose, John Logan Allen, and Paul Russell Cutright among other professional and amateur Lewis and Clark scholars. Vol. 1 ISBN 1582187622, Vol. 2 ISBN 1582187649 Vol. 3 1582187665.
Categories: History

Lewis and Clark among the Grizzlies

Lewis and Clark among the Grizzlies

In this adventure-filled book, historian-naturalist Paul Schullery celebrates the expedition's rich legacy of grizzly lore in light of modern scientific knowledge and separates the legends from the even more thrilling realities.

Author: Paul Schullery

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762769384

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 431

Lewis and Clark's expedition was full of adventures, but few were as exhilarating as their moments with grizzly bears. The author has combed the journals to provide readers with Lewis and Clark's own words on the Ursus horribles and offers new insight into the role of the grizzly bear in this tale of Western exploration and discovery.
Categories: Nature

Undaunted Courage

Undaunted Courage

Roy Appleman, Lewis and Clark (Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1975), ... James P. Ronda, Lewis and Clark Among the Indians (Lincoln: University of ...

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684811079

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 511

View: 883

A chronicle of the two-and-a-half year journey of Lewis and Clark covers their incredible hardships and the contributions of Sacajawea
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Essential Lewis and Clark

The Essential Lewis and Clark

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

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426217173

Category: HISTORY

Page: 480

View: 736

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

Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Provides facts and information about the travels of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their Corps of Discovery and its importance in relation to Native Americans and the westward expansion in the United States.

Author: Elin Woodger

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110233

Category: Lewis and Clark Expedition

Page: 464

View: 467

Provides facts and information about the travels of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their Corps of Discovery and its importance in relation to Native Americans and the westward expansion in the United States.
Categories: Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Journals

The Lewis and Clark Journals

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 ...

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080322950X

Category: History

Page: 413

View: 821

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.
Categories: History

Visions of the Tallgrass

Visions of the Tallgrass

In this visually stunning volume, wildlife photographer Harvey Payne and historian James P. Ronda offer an intimate look at and into one of America’s Last Great Places.

Author: James P. Ronda

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806164571

Category: Photography

Page: 180

View: 998

In centuries long past, a vast swath of grassland swept down the center of North America, from Canada’s Prairie Provinces to central Texas. This once-plentiful prairie has now all but disappeared. Humans have grazed, mowed, and plowed the plains, dammed the rivers, and imposed their will on the land and its creatures. Fortunately, some remnants have survived, including the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in northeastern Oklahoma. In this visually stunning volume, wildlife photographer Harvey Payne and historian James P. Ronda offer an intimate look at and into one of America’s Last Great Places. Spanning nearly 40,000 acres in Oklahoma’s Osage County, the Preserve is a living witness to a world that once existed. But the Osage prairie is not a museum or theme park—and it is not frozen in time. Under the stewardship of The Nature Conservancy, which has overseen its restoration, the Preserve lives on as a fully functioning ecosystem. And for twenty-five years, Payne and Ronda have explored these lands, together and in solitude. Rendered here in brilliant color and paired with Ronda’s informative yet deeply personal commentary, Payne’s photographs open our eyes to the ever-changing world of the Tallgrass Preserve. In chapters focused on grass, sky, birds, bison, and fire, Ronda and Payne reveal that the “Big Empty” is, in fact, teeming with life. Through interwoven images and words, Visions of the Tallgrass shows that our nation’s grasslands are sacred ground, a priceless piece of our American past—and future.
Categories: Photography

Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

. Neither unduly adulatory or revisionist, this is a story which old and young, historian or buff, will enjoy and profit from."—Pacific Historia "The story of Sacagawea has the kind of mystery about it that insures that it will be with us ...

Author: Ella E. Clark

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520050600

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 391

Uses previously unknown information about Sacagawea's later years to separate fact from myth about the courageous Indian woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Categories: History