Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country: The Native American Perspective by Frederick E Hoxie

Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country: The Native American Perspective

EditorFrederick E Hoxie

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Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country broadens the scope of conventional study of the Lewis and Clark expedition to include Native American perspectives. Frederick E. Hoxie and Jay T. Nelson present the expedition’s long-term impact on the “Indian Country” and its residents through compelling interviews conducted with Native Americans over the past two centuries, secondary literature, Lewis and Clark travel journals, and other primary sources from the Newberry Library’s exhibit Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country. Rich stories of Native Americans, travelers, ranchers, Columbia River fur traders, teachers, and missionaries—often in conflict with each other--illustrate complex interactions between settlers and tribal people. Environmental protection issues and the preservation of Native language, education, and culture dominate late twentieth-century discussions, while early accounts document important Native American alliances with Lewis and Clark. In widening the reader’s interpretive lens to include many perspectives, this collection reaches beyond individual achievement to appreciate America’s plural past.

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Frederick E. Hoxie is Swanlund Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the author of several books, including The People: A History of Native America. Jay T. Nelson is a program assistant at the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, the Newberry Library.
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Title:Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country: The Native American PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:November 5, 2007Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESSLanguage:English

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"Hoxie and Nelson strive to step beyond the typically reverential fervor of bicentennial celebrations, including those of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. . . . The essays in this collection, then, represent an eclectic swath of topics and sources. . . . An excellent resource for both serious students and scholars of the American West."--Journal of Illinois History