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The Resource Lewis and Clark through Indian eyes, edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; with Marc Jaffe

Lewis and Clark through Indian eyes, edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; with Marc Jaffe

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Lewis and Clark through Indian eyes
Title
Lewis and Clark through Indian eyes
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; with Marc Jaffe
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the first time in the two hundred years since Lewis and Clark led their expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific, we hear the other side of the story--as we listen to nine descendants of the Indians whose homelands were traversed. Among those who speak: Newspaper editor Mark Trahant writes of his childhood belief that he was descended from Clark and what his own research uncovers. Award-winning essayist and fiction writer Debra Magpie Earling describes the tribal ways that helped her nineteenth-century Salish ancestors survive, and that still work their magic today. Montana political figure Bill Yellowtail tells of the efficiency of Indian trade networks, explaining how axes that the expedition traded for food in the Mandan and Hidatsa villages of Kansas had already arrived in Nez Perce country by the time Lewis and Clark got there a few months and 1,000 miles later. Umatilla tribal leader Roberta Conner compares Lewis and Clark's journal entries about her people with what was actually going on, wittily questioning Clark's notion that the natives believed the white men "came from the clouds"--In other words, they were gods. Writer and artist N. Scott Momaday ends the book with a moving tribute to the "most difficult of journeys," calling it, in the truest sense, for both the men who entered the unknown and those who watched, "a vision quest," with the "visions gained being of profound consequence." Some of the essays are based on family stories, some on tribal or American history, still others on the particular circumstances of a tribe today--but each reflects the expedition's impact through the prism of the author's own, or the tribe's, point of view.--From publisher's description
Summary
A study of the Lewis and Clark expedition from the perspective of Indian writers, tribal leaders, and historians examines the impact of the expedition on the native peoples it encountered, featuring such contributors as newspaper editor Mark Trahant, essayist and author Debra Magpie Earling, and tribal leader Roberta Conner
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165772
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978/.0072/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F592.4
LC item number
2006
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Lewis and Clark through Indian eyes, edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; with Marc Jaffe
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Publication
Contents
  • Our people have always been here
  • Roberta Conner
  • Mandan and Hidatsa of the Upper Missouri
  • Gerard A. Baker
  • We ya oo yet soyapo
  • Allen V. Pinkham, Sr.
  • The ceremony at Ne-Ah-Coxie
  • Roberta and Richard Basch
  • The voices of encounter
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • Frenchmen, bears, and sandbars
  • Vine Deloria, Jr.
  • What we see
  • Debra Magpie Earling
  • Who's your daddy?
  • Mark N. Trahant
  • Meriwether and Billy and the Indian business
  • Bill Yellowtail
Control code
2541823
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 196 p.
Isbn
9781400042678
Lccn
2005049441
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60767082
  • (OCoLC)60767082
Label
Lewis and Clark through Indian eyes, edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; with Marc Jaffe
Link
Publication
Contents
  • Our people have always been here
  • Roberta Conner
  • Mandan and Hidatsa of the Upper Missouri
  • Gerard A. Baker
  • We ya oo yet soyapo
  • Allen V. Pinkham, Sr.
  • The ceremony at Ne-Ah-Coxie
  • Roberta and Richard Basch
  • The voices of encounter
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • Frenchmen, bears, and sandbars
  • Vine Deloria, Jr.
  • What we see
  • Debra Magpie Earling
  • Who's your daddy?
  • Mark N. Trahant
  • Meriwether and Billy and the Indian business
  • Bill Yellowtail
Control code
2541823
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 196 p.
Isbn
9781400042678
Lccn
2005049441
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60767082
  • (OCoLC)60767082

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