Stephen Long and American Frontier Exploration

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University of Oklahoma Press, Apr 1, 1995 - History - 280 pages
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Major Stephen H. Long of the United States Army was the most important government-sponsored explorer in the decade after the War of 1812. He led three major and several minor expeditions up the Mississippi, Missouri, and Arkansas rivers and the Red River of the north, as well as exploring the central and southern Plains, the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, and the Great Lakes. His campanions included engineers, cartographers, Naturalists, ethnologists, and artists, and they gathered a wealth of scientific, military, and artistic data about the interior of North America. For years Long’s expeditions have been overlooked or misunderstood; here for the first time they are placed in the context of American scientific development.

  

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Contents

Lists of Maps and Illustrations
7
Apprentice Years 17841817
21
An EngineerExplorer 18171818
41
Calhoun
42
Organizing the Scientific Expedition 18181819
61
Western Engineer 1819
68
The Scientific Expedition 1819
80
War Dance in a Kanza Lodge
97
East to Fort Smith
136
Kiowa Encampment
151
The Explorers Report to the Nation 18211823
158
Expedition of 1823
179
Exploring in the North 1823
181
Completing the Expedition 18231824
200
Thomas Say
207
Stephen Long as an Explorer
217

A New Assignment 18191820
101
West to the Rockies
115

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About the author (1995)

Roger L. Nichols is Professor Emeritus of History and Affiliate Professor of Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. He is the author of American Indians in U S. History and editor of The American Indian: Past and Present, Sixth Edition.

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