Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide

Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide

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by Carolyn Gilman, James P. Ronda, C. Gilman
     
 
The official companion to the monumental Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Exhibition.

Two hundred years ago Lewis and Clark, two men shaped by Jefferson's Enlightenment ideas, encountered an Indian world they only partly understood. Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide expands and transforms their familiar story by fully exploring—for the first

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The official companion to the monumental Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Exhibition.

Two hundred years ago Lewis and Clark, two men shaped by Jefferson's Enlightenment ideas, encountered an Indian world they only partly understood. Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide expands and transforms their familiar story by fully exploring—for the first time—the cultural landscapes the expedition traversed.

Carolyn Gilman draws from 50 different lending institutions to reassemble for the first and likely the last time the authentic artifacts of Lewis and Clark's journey across then-Indian lands. The result is a breathtaking new view of both the equipment the expedition used and the color, complexity, and diversity of the cultures they encountered. Because of the fragility of artifacts, the book documents more fully than the exhibition itself the equipment Lewis and Clark carried and the rich diversity of what was collected in this historic encounter of two worlds. 410 color photographs and illustrations.

Author Biography: Carolyn Gilman is the curator of Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588340993
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
11/12/2003
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Gorgeous! Amazing! Readable! Engage yourself with this book as if participating in a national sacrament of healing. Like the expedition itself, this exhibit and book would not have been possible without the help of Indians all the way! I've read a ton of Lewis and Clark books, but this one still unfolded surprises. Savor it, ponder it, and then go see the exhibit, too!