Publisher: University of California Press; New Ed edition (February 25, 2004)
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centuries after their excursion woke up the state either to the promise and to the disquiet of the immense territory out west, Lewis and Clark nonetheless stir the mind's eye, and their event is still some of the most celebrated and studied chapters in American background. This quantity explores the legacy of Lewis and Clark's momentous trip and, at the get together of its bicentennial, considers the impression in their westward day trip on American tradition. coming near near their topic from many various perspectives—literature, historical past, women's experiences, legislation, medication, and environmental background, between others—the authors chart moving attitudes concerning the explorers and their journals, jointly making a compelling, finely exact photo of the "interdisciplinary intrigue" that has regularly surrounded Lewis and Clark's accomplishment. This assortment is such a lot outstanding for its insights into ongoing debates over the relationships among settler tradition and aboriginal peoples, legislation and land tenure, take place future and westward growth, in addition to over the nature of Sacagawea, the expedition's imaginative and prescient of nature, and the translation and maintenance of the Lewis and Clark path.