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Two centuries after their expedition awoke the nation both to the promise and to the disquiet of the vast territory out west, Lewis and Clark still stir the imagination, and their adventure remains one of the most celebrated and studied chapters in American history. This volume explores the legacy of Lewis and Clark's momentous journey and, on the occasion of its bicentennial, considers the impact of their westward expedition on American culture. Approaching their subject from many different perspectives—literature, history, women's studies, law, medicine, and environmental history, among others—the authors chart shifting attitudes about the explorers and their journals, together creating a compelling, finely detailed picture of the "interdisciplinary intrigue" that has always surrounded Lewis and Clark's accomplishment. This collection is most remarkable for its insights into ongoing debates over the relationships between settler culture and aboriginal peoples, law and land tenure, manifest destiny and westward expansion, as well as over the character of Sacagawea, the expedition's vision of nature, and the interpretation and preservation of the Lewis and Clark Trail.

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  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. PART I. CONTEXTS
  2. pp. 17-19
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  1. 2. Wilderness Aesthetics
  2. pp. 37-69
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  1. 3. “Two dozes of barks and opium”: Lewis & Clark as Physicians
  2. pp. 70-81
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  1. PART II. LEGACIES
  2. pp. 83-85
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  1. 4. The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis & Clark Expedition: A Constitutional Moment?
  2. pp. 87-116
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  1. 5. “Twice-born” from the Waters: The Two-Hundred-Year Journey of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Indians
  2. pp. 117-142
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  1. 6. George Shannon and C. S. Rafinesque
  2. pp. 143-153
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  1. PART III. MEMORIES
  2. pp. 155-157
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  1. 7. “We are not dealing entirely with the past”: Americans Remember Lewis & Clark
  2. pp. 159-183
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  1. 8. Sacajawea, Meet Cogewea: A Red Progressive Revision of Frontier Romance
  2. pp. 184-197
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  1. 9. On the Trail: Commemorating the Lewis & Clark Expedition in the Twentieth Century
  2. pp. 198-213
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  1. PART IV. NEW PERSPECTIVES
  2. pp. 215-217
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  1. 10. Let’s Play Lewis & Clark: Strange Visions of Nature and History at the Bicentennial
  2. pp. 219-238
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  1. 11. On the Tourist Trail with Lewis & Clark: Issues of Interpretation and Preservation
  2. pp. 239-264
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  1. 12. The Lewis & Clark Bicentennial: Putting Tribes Back on the Map
  2. pp. 265-273
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  1. Epilogue. “We proceeded on”
  2. pp. 275-282
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  1. LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
  2. pp. 283-285
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 287-290
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520937147
Related ISBN
9780520238220
MARC Record
OCLC
55749588
Pages
298
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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