The Lewis and Clark Journals: An American Epic of Discovery

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U of Nebraska Press, 2004 - 497 עמודים
Following orders from President Thomas Jefferson, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out from their wintering camp in Illinois in 1804 to search for a river passage to the Pacific Ocean. In this riveting account, editor Gary E. Moulton blends the narrative highlights of the Lewis and Clark journals so that the voices of the enlisted men and of Native peoples are heard alongside the words of the captains. ø All their triumphs and terrors are here?the thrill of seeing the vast herds of bison on the plains; the tensions and admiration in the first meetings with Indian peoples; Lewis's rapture at the stunning beauty of the Great Falls; the fear the captains felt when a devastating illness befell their Shoshone interpreter, Sacagawea; the ordeal of crossing the Continental Divide; the kidnapping and rescuing of Lewis?s dog, Seaman; miserable days of cold and hunger; and Clark's joy at seeing the Pacific. The cultural differences between the corps and Native Americans make for living drama that at times provokes laughter but more often is poignant and, at least once, tragic.
 

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The Lewis and Clark journals: an American epic of discovery: the abridgment of the definitive Nebraska edition

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Moulton presents an abridged version of the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (which he also edited) that celebrates the Corps of Discovery's landmark journey 200 years ago. What makes this ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Preface
xi
Editorial Principles
lxiii
May 141804September 231806
lxvi
CHAPTER 2
45
CHAPTER 3
77
April 7June 21805
109
April 7June 21805
131
June 3July 141805
144
chapter 8
261
October 11November 141805
265
November 151805March 221806
287
chapter 10
347
March 23July 11806
353
chapter 11
401
July 3August 121806
405
CHAPTER 12
421

chapter 5
145
CHAPTER 6
179
July 15August 91805
199
CHAPTER 7
203
August 10October 101805
209
August 13September 231806
437
John Ordway September 231806
451
Afterword
453
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מידע על המחבר (2004)

Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska?Lincoln. His editing of the Lewis and Clark journals earned him the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association and the Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award from the University of Nebraska.

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