Voyage of Rediscovery: Exploring the New West in the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark

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iUniverse, 2004 - 248 halaman
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More than two centuries ago, President Thomas Jefferson sent a hardy band of explorers on an unparalleled voyage of discovery across uncharted America. Members of the Lewis and Clark expedition were the first U.S. citizens to cross the Continental Divide, the first to reach the Pacific by land, the first to map the landscape that would someday become central to the nation's identity. They also were the last to describe the West before it underwent radical change at the hands of traders, trappers, soldiers and settlers.

As the 2003-2006 bicentennial of the expedition approached, veteran journalist John Krist set out to retrace the explorers' path, hoping to answer a few deceptively simple questions. What is it like on the trail today? What was it like 200 years ago? What can we learn about the West, and about the nation itself, by examining it through the unique lens of the explorers' journals and letters?

Voyage of Rediscovery interweaves tales from the trail with analysis of some of the most compelling environmental issues facing the region. Mixing adventure, history, science and sorrow, it paints an evocative portrait of the modern American West and the people who call it home.

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Messing Around in Boats
1
Replica of the expedition keelboat
8
The Unruly River
11
The Great Plains
19
Sgt Floyd Monument
21
Abandoned farmhouse on Great Plains
29
Cows and Canola Fields
31
Prairie dog
35
Statue of Lewis and Clark in Kamiah Idaho
118
Dugout canoe replica
127
The Devils Bargain
130
Fire and Ice
135
Atomic Coyotes
144
Hanford Reach of Columbia River
148
Water and Power
151
Salt works in Seaside Oregon
159

Bringing Back the Buffalo
42
Blackfooted ferret
46
Winter Interlude
52
Statue of Sacagawea
55
Mandan earth lodge
63
Winter Interlude II
67
A Day That Has Passed
77
Beer and Rainbows
86
Upper Missouri Wild and Scenic River
90
To the Headwaters
98
Great Falls hydroelectric dam
100
Extreemly Hard to Kill
108
Imaginary Geography
116
Remembering Celilo
163
Coho salmon
165
We Are Now Your Fathers
172
William Clarks inscription at Pompeys Pillar
182
Filling up the Canvas
185
Bust of William Clark
195
Epilogue
197
Appendix A Jeffersons Instructions to Lewis
205
Appendix B The Louisiana Purchase
211
Bibliography
213
Index
217
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