Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

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Kris Fresonke, Mark David Spence, Mark Spence
University of California Press, Feb 25, 2004 - History - 290 pages
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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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Contents

Living with Lewis Clark The American Philosophical Societys Continuing Relationship with the Corps of Discovery from the Michaux Expedition to...
22
Wilderness Aesthetics
38
Two dozes of barks and opium Lewis Clark as Physicians
71
LEGACIES
84
The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis Clark Expedition A Constitutional Moment?
88
Twiceborn from the Waters The TwoHundredYear Journey of the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Indians
118
George Shannon and C S Rafinesque
144
MEMORIES
156
On the Trail Commemorating the Lewis Clark Expedition in the Twentieth Century
199
NEW PERSPECTIVES
216
Lets Play Lewis Clark Strange Visions of Nature and History at the Bicentennial
220
On the Tourist Trail with Lewis Clark Issue of Interpretation and Preservation
240
The Lewis Clark Bicentennial Putting Tribes Back on the Map
266
We proceeded on
276
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
284
INDEX
288

We are not dealing entirely with the past Americans Remember Lewis Clark
160
Sacajawea Meet Cogewea A Red Progressive Revision of Frontier Romance
185

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Kris Fresonke is Assistant Professor of English at Adelphi University and the author of West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny (California, 2002). Mark Spence is Associate Professor of History and Chair of American Studies at Knox College and author of Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks (1999).

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