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Army exploration in the American West, 1803-1863

Author: William H Goetzmann
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1959.
Series: Yale publications in American studies, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of the U.S. Army's role in exploring the trans-Mississippi West, particularly the role of the Topographical Engineers. An interdisciplinary book, it addresses the military's role in the founding of archaeology and ethnology in this country and includes art and photography as part of the story.
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Genre/Form: History
Surveys
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goetzmann, William H.
Army exploration in the American West, 1803-1863.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 1959
(OCoLC)575640818
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Goetzmann
OCLC Number: 1856502
Description: xx, 509 pages : illustrations, portrait, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A new kind of explorer --
Into the mountain man's West --
John C. Fremont --
The Mexican War reconnaissance --
The boundary survey --
Exploring the new domain, 1848-1853 --
The Pacific Railroad surveys --
The Savants and the surveys --
The wagon road program --
War and Western exploration --
The Sioux country --
Epilogue
Series Title: Yale publications in American studies, 4.
Responsibility: by William H. Goetzmann.

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This book tells the story of the U.S. Army's role in exploring the trans-Mississippi West, particularly the role of the Topographical Engineers. An interdisciplinary book, it addresses the military's role in the founding of archaeology and ethnology in this country and includes art and photography as part of the story.

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