A German aristocrat Maximilian von Wied describes
his journey with the Swi. Few historical chronicles are as informative and elouent as the journal journey with the Swi. Few historical chronicles are as informative and elouent as the journal 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 and Clark had taken almost thirty years earlier Maximilian's memorable descriptions topography Native peoples and natural history were further brought to ife through the now familiar watercolors and sketches of Karl Bodmer
The Young Swiss Artist young Swiss artist accompanied himThe first of the three volumes of the North American Journals recounts the prince's journey from Europe to St Louis then th.
Maximilian Alexander Philipp æ 5 DownloadS return trip to St Louis in early 1834 observing recording and commenting. SkaMaximilian recorded detailed observations of flora fauna geology and climate From his uniue scientifically trained perspective he also undertook a serious field study of the cultures and anguages 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 burgeoning fur trade This book is published account of Native interactions with Euro Americans engaged in the then burgeoning fur trade This book is published the assistance of the National Historical Publications and Records Commissi. Ss artist Charles Bodmer up the Missouri River in the Spring of 1833 and hi. E 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 thesepages we accompany Maximilian as he travels far up the Missouri River to Fort McKenzie a trading post some 2500 riverwe accompany Maximilian as he travels far up the Missouri River to Fort McKenzie a trading post some 2500 river 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 than 200 in all including nearly 50 in color from the original journal now housed at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha Nebra.