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The making of Sacagawea : a Euro-American legend

Author: Donna J Kessler
Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sacagawea is one of the most renowned figures of the American West. A member of the Shoshone tribe, she was captured by the Hidatsas as a child and eventually became one of the wives of a French fur trader, Toussaint Charbonneau. In 1805 Charbonneau joined Lewis and Clark as the expedition's interpreter. Sacagawea was the only woman to participate in this important mission, and some claim that she served as a guide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
Legends
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kessler, Donna J.
Making of Sacagawea.
Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, c1996
(DLC) 95012834
(OCoLC)32510850
Named Person: Sacagawea; Sacagawea.; Sacagawea
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donna J Kessler
ISBN: 058527309X 9780585273099
OCLC Number: 45730855
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 258 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Frontier Myths and "Indian" Images: Essential Elements for the Making of the Sacagawea Legend --
2. Original Expedition Journals and Earliest Editions: Raw Materials of Legend --
3. The Birth and Proliferation of the Sacagawea Legend: The Progressive Era --
4. Variation and Elaboration: The Sacagawea Legend from the 1940s through the 1960s --
5. The Sacagawea Legend Since 1970: Proliferation of Popular Traditions and Dissenting Portrayals --
6. The Sacagawea Legend: Past Images and Future Prospects.
Responsibility: Donna J. Kessler.

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Sacagawea is one of the most renowned figures of the American West. This exploration of her story examines representative texts, and charts the evolution of the legend over two centuries,  Read more...

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