In the Wake of Lewis and Clark: From the Mountains to the Sea

In the Wake of Lewis and Clark: From the Mountains to the Sea

Author: C. Mark Smith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781483428390

Category: History

Page: 120

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This book is designed to help passengers better understand what the Lewis and Clark expedition experienced during those momentous years of 1804-1806, but also to be able to see through vintage photographs and other images what the members of the Corps of Discovery saw before the rivers were changed forever by hydroelectric dams. It affords an opportunity to travel "in the wake of Lewis and Clark." Leaving St. Louis on May 14, 1804, with thirty-four soldiers, hired voyagers, and Clark's slave, York, they traveled through the unexplored territory and beyond it, to the Pacific Ocean. Their exploits come alive today as cruise ships travel their route up and down the Snake and Columbia Rivers.

Up the Missouri River with Lewis and Clark

Up the Missouri River with Lewis and Clark

Author: Bill Markley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595816673

Category: History

Page: 84

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Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery expedition conjures up images of high adventure. Up the Missouri River with Lewis and Clark tells of the beginning stages of the United States' first overland expedition to the Pacific Ocean. The men had to contend with shifting sandbars, treacherous currents, submerged trees, mosquitoes, rattlesnakes, wicked weather, disease, and unpredictable new people. Meet the men of the expedition-deserters, drunks, sergeants, and hunters. See how the first four months of their journey transforms a loose group of individuals into Clark's Band of Brothers. "Bill Markley has a wonderful talent for writing nonfiction with just a twist of humor. Though he takes his facts from the journals of Lewis, Clark, and other expedition members, his own commentary emerges."-Pat Decker Nipper, Author of Love on the Lewis and Clark Trail "You will enjoy reading Bill Markley's description of Lewis & Clark's expedition. He knows the stories, and shares with us a clear view of the expedition's journey. His book helps his readers better understand the Corps of Discovery's many and diverse encounters on the Missouri River."-Bill Stevens, President, Encounters On the Prairie, Central South Dakota Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

Ecospatiality

Ecospatiality

Author: Lowell Wyse

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609387747

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 579

"John Steinbeck's Salinas Valley. Richard Wright's Chicago. Leslie Marmon Silko's New Mexico. Readers often have strong connections with literary places like these. And some works of literature can even change our understanding of the world we live in. But can place also change our view of literature? Site-Reading advances a place-based approach to literature, reading classic texts through the twin lenses of geographical awareness and environmental thought. This book highlights recent developments in ecocriticism and geocriticism to argue for a theory of "ecospatiality" with nature, space, and story as the three elements of place. Site-Reading reconsiders well-known works of twentieth-century American prose and shows how social and environmental issues always overlap. Travel writer William Least Heat-Moon, whose work embodies the ecospatial perspective, portrays his experiences with place on the local, regional, and continental scales. Classic novels by Silko, Willa Cather, and Ana Castillo-usually discussed in isolation-converge in a way that maps diverse cultural perspectives and environmental threats onto the shared geography of Central New Mexico. A reading of Steinbeck's Salinas Valley Watershed texts investigates the impacts of literary tourism in "Steinbeck Country" before drilling down into Steinbeck's portrayals of spatial development and environmental history. And an innovative analysis of Native Son shows how Richard Wright uses cartographic details to decry the spatial/racial politics of South Side Chicago in the 1930s. In this book, Lowell Wyse shows how place provides the grounds for both human experience and critical practice. By bringing together concepts like literary cartography, deep mapping, and bioregionalism in an "ecospatial" approach, Site-Reading not only maps new terrain between ecocriticism and geocriticism, but also shows why place matters-in the world and in the text"--

Teaching Critically about Lewis and Clark

Teaching Critically about Lewis and Clark

Author: Alison Schmitke

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780807763704

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 401

"The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery is often presented as an exciting adventure story of discovery, friendship, patriotism. However, when viewed through a non-colonial lens, this same period in U.S. History can be understood quite differently. In BEYOND ADVENTURE, the authors provide a conceptual framework, ready-to-use lesson plans, and teaching resources to address oversimplified versions of the Lewis and Clark expedition"--

In the Wake of Lewis and Clark

In the Wake of Lewis and Clark

Author: Larry E. Morris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442266117

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 425

This book tells the compelling story of how Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a sea-to-sea empire gave rise to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which in turn accelerated Westward expansion through mountaineers like Colter and Fitzpatrick, businessmen like Astor and Ashley, soldiers like Fremont and Kearny, and politicians like Floyd and Benton.

Westward Whoa

Westward Whoa

Author: Hodding Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002557772

Category: Travel

Page: 299

View: 863

Presents an account of the exploits of two modern-day adventurers, who set out via raft, foot, horseback, and rental car to recreate the Lewis and Clark expedition