A Journal of Travels into the Arkansas Territory During the Year 1819

A Journal of Travels into the Arkansas Territory During the Year 1819

by Thomas Nuttall
     
 

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This is the famous naturalist Thomas Nuttall's only surviving complete journal of his American scientific explorations. Covering his travels in Arkansas and what is now Oklahoma, it is pivotal to an understanding of the Old Southwest in the early nineteenth century, when the United States was taking inventory of its acquisitions from Louisiana Purchase. The account is… See more details below

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This is the famous naturalist Thomas Nuttall's only surviving complete journal of his American scientific explorations. Covering his travels in Arkansas and what is now Oklahoma, it is pivotal to an understanding of the Old Southwest in the early nineteenth century, when the United States was taking inventory of its acquisitions from Louisiana Purchase. The account is filled with valuable details on the plants, animals, and geology of the region, as well as penetrating observations of the resident native tribes, the military establishment at Fort Smith, the arrival of the first governor of Arkansas Territory, and the beginnings of white settlement. Originally published in 1980 by the University of Oklahoma Press, this fine edited version of Nuttall's work boasts a valuable introduction, notes, maps, and bibliography by Savoie Lottinville. The editor provided common names for those given in scientific classification and substituted modern genus and species names for the ones used orginally by Nuttall. The resulting journal is a delight to read for anyone - historian, researcher, visitor, resident, or enthusiast.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806115986
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
12/01/1980
Series:
American Exploration and Travel Ser.
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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