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Prologue to Lewis and Clark : the Mackay and Evans expedition

Author: W Raymond Wood
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2003.
Series: American exploration and travel series, v. 79.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Mackay and Evans expedition was more than an exploratory mission. It was the last effort by Spain to gain control over the Missouri River basin in the decade before the United States purchased the Louisiana territory. Here now is the narrative of the history of this long-forgotten but important expedition up the Missouri River.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: James Mackay; John Evans; James Mackay; John Evans; John Evans; James Mackay
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Raymond Wood
ISBN: 0806134917 9780806134918
OCLC Number: 50518989
Description: xviii, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Before Mackay and Evans: "la rivière Pekittanouï" --
The third Spanish expedition takes form: "marching with long strides upon unknown soil" --
From St. Louis to Fort Charles: "an expensive enterprise" --
The Missouri River basin explored: "those remarkable things mentioned by Evens" --
Dénouement and disillusion: "the two most famous travelers of the northern countries of this continent."
Series Title: American exploration and travel series, v. 79.
Other Titles: Prologue to Lewis & Clark
Responsibility: W. Raymond Wood ; foreword by James P. Ronda.

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The Mackay and Evans expedition was more than an exploratory mission. It was the last effort by Spain to gain control over the Missouri River basin in the decade before the United States purchased the Louisiana territory. Here now is the narrative of the history of this long-forgotten but important expedition up the Missouri River.

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