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Rediscovering the Great Plains : Journeys by dog, canoe, & horse

Author: Norman Henderson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Series: Creating the North American landscape.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The North American Plains is one of the world's great landscapes - perhaps the signature landscape of the continent. Today, the most intimate experience most of us have of the great grasslands is from behind the window of a car or train. It was not always so. In the earliest days, Plains Indians traveled on foot across the vastness, with only the fierce, wolflike Plains dogs as companions. Later, with the arrival
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Henderson, Norman, 1960-
Rediscovering the Great Plains.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606618434
Online version:
Henderson, Norman, 1960-
Rediscovering the Great Plains.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)608018750
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Henderson
ISBN: 080186688X 9780801866883
OCLC Number: 45172194
Description: xv, 214 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Night Vision --
Of the Moonlit Plains by Train --
Ch. 2. Dog --
Of the Dogs of the Old Plains and of Building a Travois --
Ch. 3. "Mush!" --
Of Plains Journeys through Heat, Snow, and Mosquitoes with a Remarkable Husky --
Ch. 4. Canoe --
Of the Extraordinary River Voyages of Plains Navigators --
Ch. 5. "En Avant!" --
Of Coyotes, Cattle, and Wire, and of the Many Wonders of the Prairie River --
Ch. 6. Horse --
Of the "Great Gift" of the Spanish and of What-Might-Have-Been --
Ch. 7. "Gee Up!" --
Of a Final Journey in the Great Valley and of Adventures with a Philosophical Horse --
Ch. 8. Day Flight --
Of Home and the View from Above.
Series Title: Creating the North American landscape.
Responsibility: by Norman Henderson ; drawings by Robert Cook.
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