After Lewis and Clark

After Lewis and Clark

Author: Robert M. Utley

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803295642

Category: History

Page: 428

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In 1807, a year after Lewis and Clark returned from the shores of the Pacific, groups of trappers and hunters began to drift West to tap the rich stocks of beaver and to trade with the Native nations. Colorful and eccentric, bold and adventurous, mountain men such as John Colter, George Drouillard, Hugh Glass, Andrew Henry, and Kit Carson found individual freedom and financial reward in pursuit of pelts. Their knowledge of the country and its inhabitants served the first mapmakers, the army, and the streams of emigrants moving West in ever-greater numbers. The mountain men laid the foundations for their own displacement, as they led the nation on a westward course that ultimately spread the American lands from sea to sea.

After Lewis & Clark

After Lewis & Clark

Author: Gary Allen Hood

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806199598

Category: Art

Page: 104

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More than sixty paintings, drawings, and prints inspired during the sixty-five years of exploration in the West after the Corps of Discovery completed its epic journey are featured in this collection of historical artwork by George Catlin, Karl Bodmer, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Seth Eastman, Charles Bird King, and other notable artists of the nineteenth-century American West.

Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire

Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire

Author: Norman K Denzin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315421278

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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This collection of recent works by Norman K. Denzin provides a history of the field of qualitative inquiry over the past two decades. As perhaps the leading proponent of this style of research, Denzin has led the way toward more performative writing, toward conceptualizing research in terms of social justice, toward inclusion of indigenous voices, and toward new models of interpretation and representation. In these 13 essays—which originally appeared in a wide variety of sources and are edited and updated here—the author traces how these changes have transformed qualitative practice in recent years. In an era when qualitative inquiry is under fire from conservative governmental and academic bodies, he points the way toward the future, including a renewed dialogue on paradigmatic pluralism.

SEARCHING FOR YELLOWSTONE

SEARCHING FOR YELLOWSTONE

Author: Norman K Denzin

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781598743203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Part autoethnography, part historical narrative, part art criticism, part cultural theory, Denzin creates a postmodern bricolage of images, staged dramas, quotations, reminiscences and stories that strike to the essence of the postmodern vision of the American West.

William Clark's World

William Clark's World

Author: Peter J. Kastor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300139013

Category: History

Page: 356

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By examining the life and career of William Clark, this book explores how the North American West entered the American imagination. Clark was among the most important western officials of his generation, and he worked to represent the West during a period of tremendous uncertainty and change. Without ever calling himself a writer or an artist, Clark nonetheless drew maps, helped to produce books, drafted lengthy reports, surveyed the landscape, and wrote numerous journals that made sense of the West and its future for Americans who were fascinated by the region's potential but also fearful of its dangers. William Clark's World situates the descriptive words and pictures created by Clark and his contemporaries at the center of a discussion of western history and cultural development. The book casts new light on the familiar narrative of manifest destiny and on the nation's view of the West in the early nineteenth century. --Book Jacket.

Explorers of the American West: Mapping the World through Primary Documents

Explorers of the American West: Mapping the World through Primary Documents

Author: Jay H. Buckley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697323

Category: History

Page: 321

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With original primary source documents, this anthology brings readers into the vast unknown 19th-century American West—through the eyes of the explorers who saw it for the first time. • Collects primary source materials such as journal entries, book excerpts, and maps from various 19th-century American explorers, enabling readers to "discover" the vast unknown American West, as seen for the first time by those of European descent • Includes a topical guide to aid readers in cross-referencing entries • Presents illustrations and photographs as well as original textual documents and maps

Lewis and Clark for Kids

Lewis and Clark for Kids

Author: Janis Herbert

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613742310

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Join Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery as they navigate the muddy Missouri River and begin a great adventure set against the background of the vast North American continent. Lewis and Clark for Kids takes children from President Jefferson's vision of an exploratory mission across a continent full of unique plants and animals through their dangerous and challenging journey into the unknown to the expedition's triumphant return to the frontier town of St. Louis. Twenty-one activities bring to life the Native American tribes they encountered, the plants and animals they discovered, and the camping and navigating techniques they used. A glossary of terms and listings of Lewis and Clark sites, museums, and related Web sites round out this comprehensive activity book.

A History of the Lewis and Clark Journals

A History of the Lewis and Clark Journals

Author: Paul Russell Cutright

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806132477

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 490

When President Thomas Jefferson dispatched Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their great exploratory expedition of the lands west of the Mississippi, the journey was destined to become the most famous and significant American land expedition in history. Jefferson must have realized the timeless importance of the mission, for he urged the captains to keep multiple records of all they saw and experienced during the journey. Those records, dutifully kept from the departure of the expedition in 1803 to its conclusion in 1806, provided invaluable information about the wonders of the American West. In the next 150 years the journals were published in several versions scrupulously authentic, dubiously revised, and complacently counterfeit. This book is the first comprehensive account of the various versions and of the persons responsible for them. It tells of the dedicated scholarship, inspired judgment, and exciting discovery of new materials, as well as the misguided enthusiasm and journalistic skulduggery that marred the publishing history of the journals, field notes, and letters of members of the expedition. The author breaks new ground in his use of previously unpublished letters written by the editors of the two major editions. An appendix introduces a recently discovered manuscript version of the journal kept by one of the expedition members. The book also includes an appraisal of books and articles written about the expedition and a resume of the illustrative materials, sketches, and maps that enriched the accounts. A History of the Lewis and Clark Journals is thus itself a significant expedition into a historic period in America's past.