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The Resource The Powell Expedition : new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey, Don Lago

The Powell Expedition : new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey, Don Lago

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The Powell Expedition : new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey
Title
The Powell Expedition
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new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey
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Don Lago
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New discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey
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new discoveries about John Wesley Powells 1869 river journey
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eng
Summary
John Wesley Powell's 1869 expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon continues to be one of the most celebrated adventures in American history, ranking with the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Apollo landings on the moon. For nearly twenty years Lago has researched the Powell expedition from new angles, traveled to thirteen states, and looked into archives and other sources no one else has searched. He has come up with many important new documents that change and expand our basic understanding of the expedition by looking into Powell's crewmembers, some of whom have been almost entirely ignored by Powell historians. Historians tended to assume that Powell was the whole story and that his crewmembers were irrelevant. More seriously, because several crew members made critical comments about Powell and his leadership, historians who admired Powell were eager to ignore and discredit them. Lago offers a feast of new and important material about the river trip, and it will significantly rewrite the story of Powell's famous expedition. This book is not only a major work on the Powell expedition, but on the history of American exploration of the West. -- from Amazon.com
Summary
John Wesley Powell’s 1869 expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon continues to be one of the most celebrated adventures in American history, ranking with the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Apollo landings on the moon. For nearly twenty years Lago has researched the Powell expedition from new angles, traveled to thirteen states, and looked into archives and other sources no one else has searched. He has come up with many important new documents that change and expand our basic understanding of the expedition by looking into Powell’s crewmembers, some of whom have been almost entirely ignored by Powell historians
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contains biographical information
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10613774
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DLC
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1956-
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Lago, Don
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979.1/3
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Powell, John Wesley
  • White, James
  • Howland, Seneca
  • Howland, Oramel
  • Sumner, John Colton
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
  • Explorers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
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adult
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new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey
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The Powell Expedition : new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey, Don Lago
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Contents
Prologue : Dreams of rivers, the James White mystery -- Introduction : Wanted -- James White -- An old story -- Rivals and rails -- Dawson and Teller -- Conclusion? The crew -- The Howland connection -- Seneca Howland, the unsung hero -- Call me no name -- The Howland brothers write home -- What's eating the Howland brothers? -- The curse of Howland Island -- Introducing William H. Dunn -- Last words before the launch -- William Hawkins, abducted by alias! -- The promotion of Andy Hall -- The westering star of Jack Sumner -- Why Jack Sumner stayed -- The madness of Jack Sumner -- Jack Sumner looks back, John Wesley Powell -- Horse feathers -- Major Powell, I presume -- The impeachment of John Wesley Powell naming names -- The Maid of the Cañon -- Lodore the end of the adventure -- Hats off to Bishop Leithead -- A hardy welcome -- The fate of the boats, the fate of the Howlands and William Dunn -- Introduction -- Toab -- The Toquerville hoax -- Three men sentenced to be shot -- The aftermath -- The Arizona strip massacre -- The afterlife of Hawkins -- Conclusion? Afterward -- Ten who bored
Control code
ocn979994389
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 396 pages
Isbn
9781943859436
Lccn
2017009458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)979994389
Label
The Powell Expedition : new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey, Don Lago
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Dreams of rivers, the James White mystery -- Introduction : Wanted -- James White -- An old story -- Rivals and rails -- Dawson and Teller -- Conclusion? The crew -- The Howland connection -- Seneca Howland, the unsung hero -- Call me no name -- The Howland brothers write home -- What's eating the Howland brothers? -- The curse of Howland Island -- Introducing William H. Dunn -- Last words before the launch -- William Hawkins, abducted by alias! -- The promotion of Andy Hall -- The westering star of Jack Sumner -- Why Jack Sumner stayed -- The madness of Jack Sumner -- Jack Sumner looks back, John Wesley Powell -- Horse feathers -- Major Powell, I presume -- The impeachment of John Wesley Powell naming names -- The Maid of the Cañon -- Lodore the end of the adventure -- Hats off to Bishop Leithead -- A hardy welcome -- The fate of the boats, the fate of the Howlands and William Dunn -- Introduction -- Toab -- The Toquerville hoax -- Three men sentenced to be shot -- The aftermath -- The Arizona strip massacre -- The afterlife of Hawkins -- Conclusion? Afterward -- Ten who bored
Control code
ocn979994389
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 396 pages
Isbn
9781943859436
Lccn
2017009458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)979994389

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