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The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied - April-September 1833 (Hardcover, 2nd) Loot Price: R2,428
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The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied - April-September 1833 (Hardcover, 2nd): Prince Alexander Philipp...

The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied - April-September 1833 (Hardcover, 2nd)

Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian of Wied; Edited by Stephen S. Witte, Marsha V. Gallagher; Foreword by John Wilson; Translated by William J Orr, Paul Schach, Dieter Karch

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Few historical chronicles are as informative and eloquent as the journal written by Prince Maximilian of Wied as a record of his journey into the North American interior in 1833, following the route Lewis and Clark had taken almost thirty years earlier. Maximilian's memorable descriptions of topography, Native peoples, and natural history were further brought to life through the now-familiar watercolors and sketches of Karl Bodmer, the young Swiss artist who accompanied him.

The first of the three volumes of the "North American Journals" recounts the prince's journey from Europe to St. Louis--then the edge of the frontier. Volume II vividly narrates his experiences on the upper Missouri and offers an unparalleled view of the region and the peoples native to it. In these pages, we accompany Maximilian as he travels far up the Missouri River to Fort McKenzie, a trading post some 2,500 river miles from St. Louis near what is now Fort Benton, Montana. The handsome, oversize volume not only reproduces this historic document but also features every one of Maximilian's illustrations--more than 200 in all, including nearly 50 in color--from the original journal now housed at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Maximilian recorded detailed observations of flora, fauna, geology, and climate. From his unique, scientifically trained perspective, he also undertook a serious field study of the cultures and languages of the central and northern Great Plains Indians he encountered. His journal contains important, firsthand descriptions of tribal social customs, religious rituals, material culture, and art, as well as an account of Native interactions with Euro-Americans engaged in the then-burgeoning fur trade.

"This book is published with the assistance of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission."


Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2010
First published: August 2010
Authors: Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian of Wied
Editors: Stephen S. Witte • Marsha V. Gallagher
Foreword by: John Wilson
Translators: William J Orr • Paul Schach • Dieter Karch
Dimensions: 305 x 203 x 64mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 612
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-13: 978-0-8061-3923-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Indigenous peoples
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 0-8061-3923-4
Barcode: 9780806139234

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