Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Elin Woodger

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 0816047820

Category: History

Page: 438

View: 251

Praise for the hardcover edition: "...comprehensive...informative, objective, and readable. The 350 entries cover tremendous territory...This is a complete, authoritative overview of a fascinating landmark in American history."—School Library Journal, starred review Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition explores the people, places, ideas, plants, animals, and tools involved in one of America's most important expeditions, on the celebration of its 200th anniversary. On November 30, 1803, France formally transferred 828,000 square miles to the United States in exchange for $15 million. This land, the Louisiana Purchase, doubled the size of the nation. While negotiations for this deal had been going on, Thomas Jefferson had already begun thinking about a transcontinental expedition to explore the lands west of the Mississippi. Besides the commercial and scientific benefits of such an exploration, there was the issue of asserting America s sovereignty over the new territory. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were hired to undertake this journey. They kept detailed journals on the flora and fauna they observed, and members of their team, the Corps of Discovery as the group is often referred to, were also the first non-Indians to make contact with a number of tribes. This indispensable encyclopedia provides a complete reference to this great American expedition, covering all major elements from the preparatory work initiated by President Thomas Jefferson in 1801 to the corps' return from the Pacific Ocean in 1806. Containing a wealth of informative, cross-referenced A-to-Z entries, as well as an extensive chronology with mileage markers, an introductory essay, a strong general bibliography and further reading lists to the specific entries, and many maps and photographs, Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition details a fascinating and important expedition in American history. More than 350 entries include: Animals, new species Bitterroot Mountains Bozeman Pass Camp Dubois Cartography Corps of Discovery The Dalles Diplomacy Elk Flathead Indians Albert Gallatin Illness and injuries Keelboat Meriwether Lewis Mountain lions Mountain men Nez Perce Indians Oilcloth Pacific Ocean Peace pipe Pomp Twisted Hair Weasels Whiskey York and many more.

Encyclopedia of leadership

Encyclopedia of leadership

Author: George R. Goethals

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761925972

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1634

View: 400

Includes articles exploring leadership theories and leadership practice. This book is suitable for librarians with collections in business, management, history, politics, communication, and psychology. It is also suitable for students and teachers in courses ranging from history to psychology, and anthropology, and law.

A Primary Source Investigation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

A Primary Source Investigation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184171

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

View: 245

President Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase added about 828,000 square miles of unmapped, unknown land to the young United States. To explore and map this great swath of land, Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Corps of Discovery to brave rivers, plains, and mountains. They met American Indians both friendly and hostile, discovered dozens of previously unknown species, and carved for themselves an enduring place in American history. Complete with maps, excerpts from Lewis and Clark's journals, and images of artifacts, this volume tells a timeless tale of adventure, hardship, and triumph.

Britannica Student Encyclopedia

Britannica Student Encyclopedia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 9781625131720

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 2900

View: 565

Entertaining and informative, the newly updated Britannica Student Encyclopedia helps children gain a better understanding of their world. Updated for 2015, more than 2,250 captivating articles cover everything from Barack Obama to video games. Children are sure to immerse themselves in 2,700 photos, charts, and tables that help explain concepts and subjects, as well as 1,200 maps and flags from across the globe. Britannica Student is curriculum correlated and a recent winner of the 2008 Teachers Choice Award and 2010 AEP Distinguished achievement award.

The Mystery of John Colter

The Mystery of John Colter

Author: Ronald M. Anglin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442262836

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

View: 803

From the first account of “Colter’s Run,” published in 1810, fascination with John Colter, one of America’s most famous and yet least known frontiersmen and discoverer of Yellowstone Park, has never waned. Unlike other legends of the era like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Kit Carson, Colter has remained elusive because he left not a single letter, diary, or reminiscence. Gathering the available evidence and guiding readers through a labyrinth of hearsay, rumor, and myth, two Colter experts for the first time tell the whole story of Colter and his legend.

The Encyclopedia of Louisville

The Encyclopedia of Louisville

Author: John E. Kleber

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813121000

Category: Reference

Page: 1033

View: 880

This ultimate reference to Kentucky's first chartered city is "an absolute must for anyone interested in Kentucky, regional, or urban history" (James C. Klotter). Readers learn about the inspiration for the city's name (King Louie XVI of France), its former famous residents (John James Audubon and Muhammad Ali), facts about the Kentucky Derby, and much more. 306 photos. 79 maps.

Gloomy Terrors and Hidden Fires

Gloomy Terrors and Hidden Fires

Author: Ronald M. Anglin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442226012

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

View: 751

From 1810, when a newspaper published the first account of “Colter’s Run,” to 2012, when one hundred and fourscore participants in Montana’s annual John Colter Run charged up and down rugged trails—even across the waist-deep Gallatin River—interest in Colter, the alleged discoverer of Yellowstone Park, has never waned. Drawing on this endless fascination with an individual often called the first American mountain man, this book offers an innovative, comprehensive study of a unique figure in American history. Despite his prominent role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the early exploration of the West, Colter is distinctly different from Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, and the other legends of the era because they all left documents behind that allow access to the men themselves. Colter, by contrast, left nothing, not a single letter, diary, or reminiscence, so that second-, third-, or fourth-hand accounts of his adventures are all we have. Guiding readers through this labyrinth of hearsay, rumor, and myth, this is the first book to tell the whole story of Colter and his legend, examining everything that is known—or supposedly known—about Colter and showing how historians and history buffs alike have tried in vain to get back to Colter the man, know what he said and feel what he felt, but have ended up never seeing him clearly, finding instead an enigma they cannot unravel.

The Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783–1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

The Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783–1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598841572

Category: History

Page: 1067

View: 141

Relatively little attention has been paid to American military history between 1783 and 1812—arguably the most formative years of the United States. This encyclopedia fills the void in existing literature and provides greater understanding of how the nation evolved during this era. • Offers comprehensive, accessible, in-depth information and analyses in a format that lends itself to quick and easy use for readers from the high school level to senior scholars researching the field • Provides in-depth coverage of the Tripolitan War, key weapons, major battles, and Native Americans and Native American tribes

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Infobase Holdings, Inc

ISBN: 9781438198767

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 329

In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery as a scientific expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. The goal was to learn more about the Northwest's natural resources, inhabitants, and possibilities for settlement. The Lewis and Clark expedition was the second recorded transcontinental crossing of North America north of Mexico by white Americans. Their journey was significant in that the first accurate maps of the area were produced, there was a better understanding of the Northwest's natural resources, and they established friendly relations with American Indians. Although they were unable to locate the fabled, elusive Northwest Passage, Lewis and Clark's achievements sparked American interest in the West and strengthened the nation's claim to the area.

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 9781593394929

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 2114

View: 944

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for information on the people, places, and events of yesterday and today. Students, teachers, and librarians can find fast facts combined with the quality and accuracy that have made Britannica the brand to trust. A tool for both the classroom and the library, no other desk reference can compare.

History of Nebraska, Fourth Edition

History of Nebraska, Fourth Edition

Author: Ronald C. Naugle

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803286306

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 484

History of Nebraska was originally created to mark the territorial centennial of Nebraska and then revised to coincide with the statehood centennial. This one-volume history quickly became the standard text for the college student and reference for the general reader, unmatched for generations as the only comprehensive history of the state. This fourth edition, revised and updated, preserves the spirit and intelligence of the original. Incorporating the results of years of scholarship and research, this edition gives fuller attention to such topics as the Native American experience in Nebraska and the accomplishments and circumstances of the state’s women and minorities. It also provides a historical analysis of the state’s dramatic changes in the past two decades.