Lewis And Clark Books

These books on Lewis and Clark are  from the Lewis and Clark Library Special Collections. Included are several signed copies of well-known authors to well-known historians in as new condition.

  • Allen, John Logan. Passage through the Garden: Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1975. 412 pp. Cloth $145. As new. Signed to Dr. Chuinard. Allen, a well-known geographer, presents a unique view of Lewis and Clark in this study, which he terms “the geography of the mind.” A provocative study of the life of the mind and places and experiences that shaped those mental images.
  • Burroughs, Raymond Darwin, ed. The Natural History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. East Lansing: Michigan State University, 1961. 340 pp. Cloth $60. As new. Signed to Dr. Chuinard.
    The author focuses on the scientific emphases of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Helpful on geography, climate, terrain, and botany and zoology.
  • Cutright, Paul Russell. Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1969. 506 pp. Cloth, $90.As new. Signed to Dr. Chuinard.
    Cutright knew more about Lewis and Clark as naturalists than any other writer. This extensive book, based on thorough source searches, reflects Cutright’s leading role in this field of research.
  • Cutright, Paul Russell, and Michael J. Brodhead. Elliott Coues: Naturalist and Frontier Historian. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981. 509 pp. Cloth $75. As new. Signed to Dr. Chuinard. ISBN 0-252-00802-2.
    This biography of Elliott Coues, a leading authority on Lewis Clark, traces his interest in Lewis and Clark, science, and especially birds. Coues was a major editor and author of Lewis and Clark materials.
  • Duncan, Dayton. Out West: An American Journey. New York: Viking, 1987. 434 pp. Cloth $15. As new. ISBN 0-670-80822-9
    Dayton Duncan, often a contributing partner on Ken Burns films, provides here a personal history of his retracing of the steps of Lewis and Clark. A warm, intriguing personal story.
  • Harris, Burton. John Coulter: His Years in the Rockies. New York: Scribner’s Sons, 1952. 180 pp. Cloth $55. As new. Signed to friends.
    This is a brief biography of John Colter, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, who returned to the Rockies as a well-known figure on the early nineteenth-century frontier. Popularly written but well researched.
  • Meyer, Roy W. The Village Indians of the Upper Missouri: The Mandans, Hidatsas, and Arikaras. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1977. 354 pp. Cloth $65. As new. ISBN 0-8032-0913-4.
    This valuable monograph by a leading authority on upper Midwestern Native Americans and upper Plains literature, furnishes a strong overview of some of the Indian tribes Lewis and Clark encountered. Solidly researched, smoothly written.
  • Nasatir, A. P., ed. Before Lewis and Clark: Documents Illustrating the History of the Missouri, 1785-1804. 2 vols. St. Louis: St. Louis Historical Documents Foundation, 1952. 853 pp. Cloth $125. As new.
    An excellent and extensive collection of major Lewis and Clark documents. The volume editor also includes a 120-page very helpful introduction.
  • Ronda, James P. Lewis and Clark among the Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984. 310 pp. Cloth $45.As new. Signed to Dr. Chuinard. ISBN 0-8032-3870-3.
    By far the best book on this important subject. Invitingly written and diligently researched. Illustrates Ronda’s famous saying during the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial: “It’s time to get off the boats and on the banks.” Ronda’s ideas reshaped the way many think about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
  • Ronda, James P., ed. Voyages of Discovery: Essays on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Helena: Montana Historical Society Press, 1998. 351 pp. Cloth $14. As new. ISBN 0-917298-44-6.
    This anthology of more than twenty strong essays and documents brings together the best essays by leading authorities on Lewis and Clark. An invaluable collection.

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