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"This is the first book-length study of the expedition's interaction with the Indian people whom it encountered on its journey of exploration. Based upon thorough research, the study illustrates the explorers' heavy reliance upon Indian assistance for the success of their venture. . . . Gracefully written."-Choice
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Lewis and Clark among the Indians (Bicentennial Edition)

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Overview

"This is the first book-length study of the expedition's interaction with the Indian people whom it encountered on its journey of exploration. Based upon thorough research, the study illustrates the explorers' heavy reliance upon Indian assistance for the success of their venture. . . . Gracefully written."-Choice
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Editorial Reviews

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"Particularly valuable for Ronda's inclusion of pertinent background information about the various tribes and for his ethnological analysis. An appendix also places the Sacagawea myth in its proper perspective. Gracefully written, the book bridges the gap between academic and general audiences."—Choice

William and Mary Quarterly

"James P. Ronda in Lewis and Clark among the Indians has drawn from the journals and other documents a compelling narrative of the expedition's encounters with the Indians. It is a story of discovery and suspense, and it is told with a modern concern to understand the Indian side as well as the white in the meeting of the two cultures."—William and Mary Quarterly

Ethnohistory

"A welcome and progressive volume in the growing literature on the significance of America's most famous exploratory trek. James Ronda retraces the trail of Lewis and Clark and provides a refreshing context to an event in U.S. history that has become part of our national mythology. . . . He also gives faces and personalities to the many native leaders and their kinsmen and kinswomen who hosted, traded with, slept with, and on occasion scrapped with the expeditionaries."—Ethnohistory

American Indian Quarterly

"This book is an important contribution to Indian ethnohistory and to the literature of the Lewis and Clark expedition."—American Indian Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803289291
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1988
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

James P. Ronda holds the H. G. Barnard Chair in Western History at the University of Tulsa. His other publications include Astoria and Empire, also a Bison Book.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps
Introduction to the Bicentennial Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Voyage Begins 1
2 The Teton Confrontation 27
3 The Arikara Interlude 42
4 The Mandan Winter 67
5 Lewis and Clark as Plains Ethnographers 113
6 Across the Divide 133
7 Down the Columbia 163
8 The Clatsop Winter 181
9 The Way Home 214
Afterword 252
App A Note on Sacagawea 256
Notes 261
Bibliography 289
Index 301
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2001

    An Informative Introductory Read

    Ronda could have provided the reader with more details on the tribes encountered by the U.S. Army's Corps of Discovery. Personally, I was disappointed in the depth of the material and the knowledge of the writer. A good read, but not necessary for the Lewis and Clark library. You're better off reading Frank E. Bergon's inexpensive edition of the L&C journals for details on native tribes.

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