Explorers of the American West: Mapping the World through Primary Documents, 1st Edition

  • Jay H. Buckley
  • Jeffery D. Nokes
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  • ISBN-10: 1610697324
  • ISBN-13: 9781610697323
  • DDC: 910.92
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 321 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This title brings together book excerpts, maps, and illustrations from 10 explorers from the 19th century, highlighting their lives and contributions. It includes important contributions from explorers like Zebulon Pike, Jedediah Smith, James P. Beckwourth, John C. Fremont, Susan Magoffin, John Wesley Powell and Lewis and Clark. The guide aims to nurture readers' historical literacy by modeling historians' methods of analyzing primary sources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Selected Chronology.
1: Lewis and Clark Expedition, October 1803–September 1806.
2: Zebulon Pike's Expeditions, 1805–1807, and Pike's “Dissertation of Louisiana,” 1808.
3: David Thompson's Travels, 1797–1812.
4: Travels of Wilson Price Hunt, 1811–1812, and Robert Stuart, 1812–1813.
5: Stephen H. Long's Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, 1819–1820.
6: Jedediah Smith's Southwest Expedition, 1826–1827, and Second Expedition, 1827–1828.
7: Susan Shelby Magoffin on the Santa Fe Trail, 1846–1847.
8: James P. Beckwourth's Travels, 1820s–1850s.
9: John C. Frémont's First and Second Expeditions, June 1842–July 1844.
10: John Wesley Powell's Travels, 1875–1881.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Authors.