The Lewis and Clark Journals Abridged Edition: An American Epic of Discovery #ad - 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.
. 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.
Lewis and Clark among the Indians Lewis & Clark ExpeditionBison Books #ad - An appendix also places the Sacagawea myth in its proper perspective. Gracefully written, the book bridges the gap between academic and general audiences. Choice. Particularly valuable for Ronda's inclusion of pertinent background information about the various tribes and for his ethnological analysis.
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the OpeningSimon & Schuster #ad - There are numerous indian chiefs, and sacagawea, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, along with the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition, the French and Spanish fur traders of St. Next comes clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson’s.
From the new york times bestselling author of band of brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 president thomas jefferson selected his personal secretary, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, over the mountains, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, Captain Meriwether Lewis, and back.
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening #ad - Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back thirty years. High adventure, drama, suspense, high politics, and diplomacy combine with high romance and personal tragedy to make this outstanding work of scholarship as readable as a novel.
Louis, john quincy adams, scientific, and many more leading political, and military figures of the turn of the century. Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a vivid backdrop for the expedition. Lewis and his partner, captain william clark, provided invaluable scientific data on the flora and fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory, and established the American claim to Oregon, made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, Washington, and Idaho.
The Journals of Lewis and Clark Lewis & Clark Expeditionanboco #ad - With maps, sketches, and journals in hand, the expedition returned to St. Louis to report its findings to Jefferson. Louis, made its way westward, and passed through the continental divide to reach the Pacific coast. It began near St. The campaign's secondary objectives were scientific and economic: to study the area's plants, and geography, animal life, and to establish trade with local Native American tribes.
The lewis and clark expedition or the Corps of Discovery Expedition was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by DayBison Books #ad - In may 1804, meriwether lewis, william clark, and their Corps of Discovery set out on a journey of a lifetime to explore and interpret the American West. . This modern reference brings the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition to life in a new way, from the first hoisting of the sail to the final celebratory dinner.
Drawn from the journals of the two captains and four enlisted men, scientific pursuits, this volume recounts personal stories, and geographic challenges, along with vivid descriptions of encounters with Native peoples and unknown lands and discoveries of new species of flora and fauna. The lewis and clark expedition day by day follows this exploration with a daily narrative of their journey, from its starting point in Illinois in 1804 to its successful return to St.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day #ad - Moulton, depicts each riveting day of the Corps of Discovery’s journey. Louis in September 1806. This accessible chronicle, presented by Lewis and Clark historian Gary E.
Castaways Latin American Literature and Culture Book 10University of California Press #ad - A shipwreck forced him and a handful of men to make the long westward journey on foot to meet up with Hernán Cortés. In order to survive, cabeza de vaca joined native peoples along the way, learning their languages and practices and serving them as a slave and later as a physician. López-morillas's translation beautifully captures the sixteenth-century original.
Frances M. Based as it is on enrique Pupo-Walker's definitive critical edition, it promises to become the authoritative English translation. When after eight years he finally reached the West, he was not recognized by his compatriots. In his writing cabeza de Vaca displays great interest in the cultures of the native peoples he encountered on his odyssey.
This enthralling story of survival is the first major narrative of the exploration of North America by Europeans 1528-36. The author of castaways naufragios, alvar núñez cabeza de Vaca, was a fortune-seeking nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition to claim for Spain a vast area that includes today's Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.
Castaways Latin American Literature and Culture Book 10 #ad - As he forged intimate bonds with some of them, sharing their brutal living conditions and curing their sick, he found himself on a voyage of self-discovery that was to make his reunion with his fellow Spaniards less joyful than expected. Cabeza de vaca's gripping narrative is a trove of ethnographic information, with descriptions and interpretations of native cultures that make it a powerful precursor to modern anthropology.
The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus Classics Book 217Penguin #ad - Prey to petty quarrels with his officers, his pious desire to bring Christian civilization to 'savages' matched by his rapacity for gold, Columbus was nonetheless an explorer and seaman of staggering vision and achievement. The accounts collected here provide a vivid narrative of his voyages throughout the Caribbean and finally to the mainland of Central America, although he still believed he had reached Asia.
The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus Classics Book 217 #ad - No gamble in history has been more momentous than the landfall of Columbus's ship the Santa Maria in the Americas in 1492 - an event that paved the way for the conquest of a 'New World'. Columbus himself is revealed as a fascinating and contradictory figure, fluctuating from awed enthusiasm to paranoia and eccentric geographical speculation.
The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Penguin ClassicsPenguin #ad - The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Penguin Classics #ad - This intriguing blend of fact, exaggeration and absurdity offers both fascinating insight into and subtle criticism of fourteenth-century conceptions of the world. Ostensibly written by an english knight, Egypt, the Travels purport to relate his experiences in the Holy Land, India and China. Mandeville claims to have served in the great Khan's army, cannibals, and to have travelled in 'the lands beyond' - countries populated by dog-headed men, Amazons and Pygmies.
Although marco polo's slightly earlier narrative ultimately proved more factually accurate, used by Columbus, and inspiring writers as diverse as Swift, Leonardo da Vinci and Martin Frobisher, Mandeville's was widely known, Defoe and Coleridge.
Pathfinders: A Global History of ExplorationW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Fernández-armesto's lively mind, pithy phrasing, and stunningly thorough and diverse knowledge are a constant pleasure. A plenitude of illustrations and maps in color and black and white augment this rich history. It's a wild ride. And in a front-page review, the Seattle Times hails its "tart and elegant presentation.
Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration #ad - . Full of surprises. In pathfinders we have a definitive treatment of a grand subject. Presenting the subject for the first time on a truly global scale, Fernández-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the past five millennia, lay down the routes of contact that have drawn together the farthest reaches of the world.
The wall street Journal calls it "impressive. A huge story told with gusto and panache. To the washington post, "Pathfinders is propelled by an Argonaut of an author, indefatigable and daring. A brilliant and readable book. A rich study of humankind's restless spirit.
Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York Kentucky Voices Book 3University Press of Kentucky #ad - Over the course of the saga and through the poems, the environment, buffalo, slavery, we are treated to subtle and overt commentaries on literacy, native Americans, and more. He is also a visiting professor in Pan African Studies department at the University of Louisville. Winner of the 35th annual lillian smith book award, 2004 a booksense 76 spring 2004 top 10 Poetry Book! Read an excerpt from the book Listen to Frank X Walker reading on NPR's ""This I Believe"" segment of Morning Edition.
. The poems form a narrative of york's inner and outer journey, from the plantation to the great northwest, before, during and after the expedition―a journey from slavery to freedom, from servant to soul yearning to be free. Click here for Frank Walker's website. He teaches in the department of english & Theatre and is the interim Director of the African/African American Studies Program at Eastern Kentucky University.
Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York Kentucky Voices Book 3 #ad - Frank x walker is the author of Affrilachia and the soon to be released Black Box, two collections of poetry. Though buffalo dance purposely references historic accounts and facts, it is fictionalized poetry, and Frank X Walker's rare blend of history and art breathes life into an important but overlooked historical figure.
A 2004 recipient of the lillian Smith Book Award, he lives in Lexington, KY. This collection of persona poems tells the story of the infamous Lewis & Clark expedition from the point of view of Clark's personal slave, York.