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William Clark and the shaping of the West

Author: Landon Y Jones
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Between 1803 and 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark co-captained the most famous expedition in American history. But while Lewis ended his life just three years later, Clark, as the highest-ranking federal official in the West, spent three decades overseeing the expedition's consequences: Indian removal and the destruction of Native America. In a combination of story-telling and scholarship, author Landon Y.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Clark; George Rogers Clark; Clark family.; William Clark
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Landon Y Jones
ISBN: 0809030411 9780809030415
OCLC Number: 53987025
Description: 394 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A dark and bloody ground --
1. America's first west: 1722-1772 --
2. General George Rogers Clark: 1772-1789 --
3. Lieutenant Billy Clark: 1789-1795 --
4. Soldier and citizen: 1795-1803 --
5. "Ocian in view! O! the joy!":1803-1806 --
6. This wild country: 1806-1809 --
7. Life without Lewis: 1809-1813 --
8. Territorial governor: 1813-1820 --
9. "The red-headed chief": 1820-1829 --
10. Resistance and removal: 1829-1838.
Responsibility: by Landon Y. Jones.
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"Between 1803 and 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark co-captained the most famous expedition in American history. But while Lewis ended his life just three years later, Clark, as the highest-ranking federal official in the West, spent three decades overseeing the expedition's consequences: Indian removal and the destruction of Native America. In a combination of story-telling and scholarship, author Landon Y. Jones presents Clark's life and career in their full complexity."--Jacket.

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