Lewis and Clark Among the Indians Bicentennial Edition

Author: James P. Ronda
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803290198
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Author: Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307487452
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Literary Collections

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: 1588340953
Release Date: 2004-09-17
Genre: History

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

Lewis Clark and the Indian country

Author: Frederick E. Hoxie
Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
ISBN: 0252074858
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Lewis and Clark

Author: Paul Russell Cutright
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803264348
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

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 and Clark Among the Nez Perce

Author: Allen V. Pinkham
Publisher: Dakota Inst
ISBN: 0983405980
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: History

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.

Waiting for Lewis and Clark

Author: David Sarasohn
ISBN: 087595295X
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: History

"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.

Lewis Clark

Author: Kris Fresonke
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520228391
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

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

Or Perish in the Attempt

Author: David J. Peck
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803240599
Release Date:
Genre: History

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

Author: Rod Gragg
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1401600751
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

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.

Western History

Author: Richard White
Publisher: Amer Historical Assn
ISBN: 0872290816
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Genre: History

Venereal Disease and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Thomas Power Lowry
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803229593
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

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.

The Indianization of Lewis and Clark

Author: William R. Swagerty
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806188218
Release Date: 2012-10-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Lewis and Clark For Dummies

Author: Sammye J. Meadows
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118068734
Release Date: 2011-04-22
Genre: History

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!

Finding the West

Author: James P. Ronda
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826324185
Release Date: 2006-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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