Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes: Nine Indian Writers on the Legacy of the Expedition

Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes: Nine Indian Writers on the Legacy of the Expedition

by Alvin M. Josephy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1400077494

ISBN-13: 9781400077496

Pub. Date: 06/12/2007

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

At the heart of this landmark collection of essays rests a single question: What impact, good or bad, immediate or long-range, did Lewis and Clark’s journey have on the Indians whose homelands they traversed? The nine writers in this volume each provide their own unique answers; from Pulitzer prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, who offers a haunting essay evoking

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At the heart of this landmark collection of essays rests a single question: What impact, good or bad, immediate or long-range, did Lewis and Clark’s journey have on the Indians whose homelands they traversed? The nine writers in this volume each provide their own unique answers; from Pulitzer prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, who offers a haunting essay evoking the voices of the past; to Debra Magpie Earling’s illumination of her ancestral family, their survival, and the magic they use to this day; to Mark N. Trahant’s attempt to trace his own blood back to Clark himself; and Roberta Conner’s comparisons of the explorer’s journals with the accounts of the expedition passed down to her. Incisive and compelling, these essays shed new light on our understanding of this landmark journey into the American West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400077496
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/12/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
632,404
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

Author's Note
Map
Introduction

PART ONE

Frenchmen, Bears, and Sandbars
by Vine Deloria, Jr.

What We See
by Debra Magpie Earling

Who's Your Daddy?
by Mark D. Trahant

Merriwether and Billy and the Indian Business
by Bill Yellowtail

Our People Have Always Been Here
by Roberta Conner

PART TWO

Mandan and Hidatsa of the Upper Missouri
by Gerard A. Baker

We Ya Oo Yet Soyapo
by Allen V. Pinkham, Sr.

The Ceremony at Ne-Ah-Coxie
by Roberta and Richard Basch

The Voices of Encounter
by N. Scott Momaday

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