Army exploration in the American West, 1803-1863 / by William H. Goetzmann.

Author
Goetzmann, William H. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [1959]
  • ©1959
Description
xx, 509 pages : illustrations, portrait, maps ; 24 cm

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Summary note
This book tells the story of the U.S. Army's role in exploring the trans-Mississippi West, particularly the role of the Topographical Engineers. An interdisciplinary book, it addresses the military's role in the founding of archeology and ethnology in this country and includes art and photography as part of the story.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-480) and index.
Action note
Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
Contents
  • A new kind of explorer
  • Into the mountain man's West
  • John C. Fremont
  • The Mexican War reconnaissance
  • The boundary survey
  • Exploring the new domain, 1848-1853
  • The Pacific Railroad surveys
  • The Savants and the surveys
  • The wagon road program
  • War and Western exploration
  • The Sioux country
  • Epilogue.
LCCN
59012694
OCLC
1856502
RCP
H - S
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