Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off & Other Lessons from the Le Wis & Clark Trail

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Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs
159 g
211x137x10 mm
Bison Original

More than two hundred years later, the "voyage of discovery"--with its outsized characters, geographic marvels, and wondrous moments of adventure and mystery--continues to draw us along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs first fell under the trail's spell at sixteen and has been following in Lewis and Clark's path ever since. In essays historical and personal, she revisits the Lewis and Clark Trail and its famous people, landmarks, and events, exploring questions the expedition continues to raise, such as, What really motivated Thomas Jefferson to send out his agents of discovery? What "mutinous expressions" were uttered? What happened to the dog? Why did Meriwether Lewis end his own life? In the resulting trip through history, Tubbs recounts her travels along the trail by foot, Volkswagen bus, and canoe--at every turn renewing the American experience inscribed by Lewis and Clark.
Introduction1. Experiences of a Writer on the Lewis and Clark Trail; 2. Missouri River; 3. Paddling Into Bodmer; 4. In Search of Perfect Harmony: Keeping an Expedition Happy Now and Then; 5. Selected and Implanted by Nature: Leadership and Manly Firmness on the Lewis and Clark Trail; 6. Sufficiently Ample: What If?; 7. Opening Our Ears: Researching The Lewis and Clark Companion; 8. I Grew Heartily Tired of the National Hug: Meriwether Lewis Under the Microscope; 9. Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off; 10. Beyond Measuring Shadows: What Would Thomas Jefferson Do?; 11. New Beginnings: Why We Still Need Lewis and Clark; 12. Postscript: Advice to the MSU-Billings Graduating Class of 2006Bibliography

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