The Resource River of promise : Lewis and Clark on the Columbia, David L. Nicandri ; foreword by Clay S. Jenkinson

River of promise : Lewis and Clark on the Columbia, David L. Nicandri ; foreword by Clay S. Jenkinson

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River of promise : Lewis and Clark on the Columbia
Title
River of promise
Title remainder
Lewis and Clark on the Columbia
Statement of responsibility
David L. Nicandri ; foreword by Clay S. Jenkinson
Title variation
  • Lewis and Clark on the Columbia
  • Lewis & Clark on the Columbia
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Language
eng
Summary
In the many published accounts of the Lewis and Clark expedition, historians have tended to undervalue the explorers' encounter with Columbia River country. Most narratives emphasize Lewis and Clark's adventures through their journey to the Bitterroot Mountains but have said little about the rest of their travels west of there. River of Promise fills a significant gap in our understanding of Lewis and Clark's legendary expedition. Historian David L. Nicandri shifts the focus to an essential goal of the explorers: to discover the headwaters of the Columbia and a water route to the Pacific Ocean. He also restores William Clark in his role as the primary geographic problem-solver of the partnership. Most historians assume that Meriwether Lewis was a more distinguished scientist than Clark because of his formal training in Philadelphia and superior writing skills. Here we see Clark as Lewis's equal as scientific geographer, not merely the practical manager of boats and personnel. Nicandri places the legend of Sacagawea in clearer perspective by focusing instead on the contributions of often-overlooked Indian leaders in Columbia River country. He also offers many points of comparison to other explorers and a provocative analysis of Lewis's suicide in 1809, arguing that it was not a sudden event but fruit of a seed planted much earlier, quite possibly in Columbia country
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1948-
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Nicandri, David L.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Jenkinson, Clay
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  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Columbia River
  • Lewis, Meriwether
  • Clark, William
  • Mackenzie, Alexander
  • West (U.S.)
Label
River of promise : Lewis and Clark on the Columbia, David L. Nicandri ; foreword by Clay S. Jenkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [286]-340) and index
Contents
The voice of Meriwether Lewis -- The great river of the West -- Lessons in continental geography -- Half starved -- Not one stick of timber -- The new Sacagawea myth -- Forks of the Columbia -- William Clark : scientific geographer -- Commerce and pestilence in Indian Country -- The illusion of Cape Disappointment -- Marooned -- The solitary hero -- End of voyage -- Following Mackenzie, the protocols of exploration, and the conventions of the travel narrative -- The "vote" at Station Camp -- Winter's delay -- The return voyage and the dissolution of Meriwether Lewis -- The fidelity of William Clark -- Final reflections on Lewis, Clark, and the promise of the Columbia River
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 349 p.
Isbn
9780982559703
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009941167
Note
  • Western History Coll., cop. [1].
  • Main, cop. 2.
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • 3514168-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3514168
  • (Sirsi) o491932837
  • (OCoLC)491932837
Label
River of promise : Lewis and Clark on the Columbia, David L. Nicandri ; foreword by Clay S. Jenkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [286]-340) and index
Contents
The voice of Meriwether Lewis -- The great river of the West -- Lessons in continental geography -- Half starved -- Not one stick of timber -- The new Sacagawea myth -- Forks of the Columbia -- William Clark : scientific geographer -- Commerce and pestilence in Indian Country -- The illusion of Cape Disappointment -- Marooned -- The solitary hero -- End of voyage -- Following Mackenzie, the protocols of exploration, and the conventions of the travel narrative -- The "vote" at Station Camp -- Winter's delay -- The return voyage and the dissolution of Meriwether Lewis -- The fidelity of William Clark -- Final reflections on Lewis, Clark, and the promise of the Columbia River
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 349 p.
Isbn
9780982559703
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009941167
Note
  • Western History Coll., cop. [1].
  • Main, cop. 2.
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • 3514168-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3514168
  • (Sirsi) o491932837
  • (OCoLC)491932837

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