Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America

Prologue

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Before Lewis and Clark

Beyond the Allegheny Mountains

The Spanish Entrada into the Southwest

Exploration of the Missouri River

British Passage to the Pacific

Louisiana Purchase

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Lewis and Clark

Diplomacy

Geography

Animals

Dressed in Courage

  • Richard Rugg. Gorget, London, ca. 1783. Silver. Courtesy of William H. Guthman Collection (47)
  • Reproduction of infantry captain's uniform. Textile. Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis (79)
  • War shirt, with bib collar (Blackfeet), 1843. Antelope skin, quillwork. Courtesy of the Alabama Department of History and Archives, Montgomery (80)
  • Washakie war robe (Shoshone), pre-1897. Paint on deer hide. Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C. (81)
  • William Woollett after a painting by Benjamin West. The Death of General Wolfe. London: Woollett, Boydell & Ryland, 1776. Engraving. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (81B)
  • Spontoon (American/ Fort Ticonderoga), 1775-80. Steel, wood, iron. Courtesy of the Collection of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum, New York (81A)
  • Animal claw necklace (Teton Sioux), mid-nineteenth century. Bear claws, hide. Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C. (82)

Plants

  • Lupinus sericens. Frederick Pursh. Silky lupine [collected by Lewis at Camp Chopunnish, on the Clearwater River, Idaho, June 5, 1806]. Herbarium sheet mounted on board. Courtesy of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England (83)
  • Camassia quamash, Frederick Pursh. [“Collected by Lewis at Weippe Prairie, in present-day Idaho, June 23, 1806. Stewart”]. Herbarium sheet. Courtesy of Academy of Natural Sciences, Ewell Sale Stewart Library, Philadelphia (84)
  • Frederick Pursch (1774–1820). “Clarkia pulchella in Flora Americae Septentrionalis or a Systematic Arrangement and Description of the Plants of North America. 2 vols. London: White, Cochrane, and Co., 1814. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (85)
  • Tourniquet, early nineteenth century. Brass, leather, and iron. Courtesy of the Mutter Museum, College of Physicians of Philadelphia (86)
  • Lancet, early nineteenth century. Tortoise shell, steel. Courtesy of the Mutter Museum, College of Physicians of Philadelphia (87)
  • Clyster syringe, late eighteenth century. Pewter, wood. Courtesy of the Mutter Museum, College of Physicians of Philadelphia (88)
  • Mortar and pestle (Plateau), prehistoric Stone. Courtesy of the Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington (89A,B)
  • Parfleche (Sahaptin), early nineteenth century. Parfleche hide, pigment. Courtesy of The National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C. (90)
  • Benjamin Rush (ca. 1745–1813) to Meriwether Lewis (1774–1809). “Rush's Rules of Health,” June 11,1803. Manuscript document. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (91)
  • William Clark (1770–1838). Cure for “hooping cough,” early 1800s. Manuscript note. Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis (92)
  • Sweetgrass braid (Lakota), 1953. Sweetgrass and string. Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis (93)
  • Drum (Northern Plains), 1800s. Wood and hide. Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis (94)
  • Root digging bag (Plateau), pre-1898. Hemp. Courtesy of the Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington (95)
  • Flat bag (Plateau). Cornhusk, dogbane. Courtesy of the Maryhill Museum of Ar, Goldendale, Washington (96)
  • Basket (Plateau), pre-1940. Cedar bark. Courtesy of the Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington (97)

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After Lewis and Clark

The Journeys of Zebulon Pike

Long Expedition to the Central and Southern Plains

The Fur Trade

The Wilkes and Frémont Expeditions

Boundary Surveys

Epilogue—Transcontinental Railroad Surveys

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