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What's it called? Lewis and Clark through Indian eyes / edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; with Marc Jaffe.
Who published it? New York : Knopf, 2006.
Edition info! 1st ed.
Book Cover
Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  978.00722 Lew  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xviii, 196 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
What's in it? Frenchmen, bears, and sandbars / Vine Deloria, Jr. -- What we see / Debra Magpie Earling -- Who's your daddy? / Mark N. Trahant -- Meriwether and Billy and the Indian business / Bill Yellowtail -- Our people have always been here / Roberta Conner -- Mandan and Hidatsa of the Upper Missouri / Gerard A. Baker -- We ya oo yet soyapo / Allen V. Pinkham, Sr. -- The ceremony at Ne-Ah-Coxie / Roberta and Richard Basch -- The voices of encounter / N. Scott Momaday.
What's it about? For the first time in the two hundred years since Lewis and Clark led their expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific, we hear the other side of the story--as we listen to nine descendants of the Indians whose homelands were traversed. Among those who speak: Newspaper editor Mark Trahant writes of his childhood belief that he was descended from Clark and what his own research uncovers. Award-winning essayist and fiction writer Debra Magpie Earling describes the tribal ways that helped her nineteenth-century Salish ancestors survive, and that still work their magic today. Montana political figure Bill Yellowtail tells of the efficiency of Indian trade networks, explaining how axes that the expedition traded for food in the Mandan and Hidatsa villages of Kansas had already arrived in Nez Perce country by the time Lewis and Clark got there a few months and 1,000 miles later. Umatilla tribal leader Roberta Conner compares Lewis and Clark's journal entries about her people with what was actually going on, wittily questioning Clark's notion that the natives believed the white men "came from the clouds"--in other words, they were gods. Writer and artist N. Scott Momaday ends the book with a moving tribute to the "most difficult of journeys," calling it, in the truest sense, for both the men who entered the unknown and those who watched, "a vision quest," with the "visions gained being of profound consequence." Some of the essays are based on family stories, some on tribal or American history, still others on the particular circumstances of a tribe today--but each reflects the expedition's impact through the prism of the author's own, or the tribe's, point of view.--From publisher's description.
Helpful subjects! Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809 -- Relations with Indians.
Clark, William, 1770-1838 -- Relations with Indians.
Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809. History of the expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark.
Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)
Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Historiography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Historiography.
More people who helped! Josephy, Alvin M., 1915-2005.
Jaffe, Marc.
Other titles to try! Lewis & Clark through Indian eyes
Special numbers! 1400042674
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