Summary Ä eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Maximilian Alexander PhilippA German aristocrat Maximilian von Wied describes his
journey with the Swiss artist Charles Bodmer up the Missouri River in the Spring of 1833 and hiswith the Swiss artist Charles Bodmer up the Missouri River in the Spring of 1833 and his trip to St Louis in early 1834 observing ecording and commenting on the natural world of the native people living along the Missouri River and their lifeways as they existed at the last instance before white settlement began in earnest Vol 2 is the spring journey upriver from St Louis until the arrival back at Ft Union at the confluence of the Missouri and the Yellowstone on the eturn trip from near present Great Falls Montana This is a great Resonance of Suffering: Countertransference in Non-Neurotic Structures read The diversity and abundance of flora and fauna everywhere at that time is fascinating toead The volume of detail is marvelous The Indian tribes he saw and described in his notes are too numerous to list here The well managed by the Indians wildness of the entire The Afterlife of Little Women region as to the availability of game is noted every day throughout the length of theiver itineraries at all seasons The native employment of burning to Domesticating Drink: Women, Men, and Alcohol in America, 1870-1940 renew the ecological productivity of theiparian zone is noted often by Maximilian during the spring trip upriver The constancy of Indian utilization of Lord Byron at Harrow School: Speaking Out, Talking Back, Acting Up, Bowing Out resources associated with theiver aside from the freuent sighting of groups of Indians or villages along the banks is evident from Maximilian s almost daily observation of previously used hunting lodges shelters and signs of village sites throughout the length of the upstream and Teaching Machines: Learning from the Intersection of Education and Technology return trips In contrast the wanton slaughter of wildlife by the traveling party of U S Americans French trappers or engag s and the aristocrat and his staff is documented by Maximilian throughout the journey Scores of times the party would disembark from their boat during delays caused by snags low water or sand bars and fan out to shoot everything in sight Maximilian comments on the wastefulness of such forays only once in pas. Few historical chronicles are as informative and elouent as the journal written by Prince Maximilian of Wied as aecord of his journey into the North American interior in 1833 following the Sisi: Empress on Her Own 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 himThe first of the three volumes of the North American Journalsecounts the prince's journey from Europe to St Louis then th. .
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A Concern Among The Mostconcern among the most educated or aristocratic of the whites In multitudes instances buffalo especially are killed and not used or shot and left to die Individual animals are killed for only the liver or tongue Maximilian s acute descriptions of the individual Indians he encounters are a highlight of the diarytravelogue The mannerisms appearance of notable and common persons of each Indian tribe encountered are meticulously described The uniueness of the personal style or adornments is very often endered with appreciation and to the finest detail Maximilian described a prevalence of obust health high level of personal hygiene and physical attractiveness among the Indians he met He is The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity rarely condescending when describing what he saw as general tendencies of Indians such as their seeking after whisky and that they were in the main happy when drunk once concluding that they are child like in their fascination with bright colors There are observations he makes about offers of the providing sexual favors of others for liuor made without any expression of shock orevulsion What this may say about any similar conditions in his own country is left to the The Life of Samuel Johnson reader Concerning flora and fauna diversity predominant species and overall composition ofiparian plant communities is Statistical Inference rendered in interesting detail at each stage of the voyage It was interesting to me for manyeasons that the predominant understory species in upper Missouri A Wizard in Love riparian forests wasose as it is no longer Also descriptions of wild vegetables that the Indians used which in many cases he was able to taste was also fascinating Maximilian catalogued every species of bird seen and noted geological features hour upon hour of each day How useful any of this is or was ever seen to be to science is left unaddressed by the great vol. E edge of the frontier Volume II vividly narrates his experiences on the upper Missouri and offers an unparalleled view of the egion 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 2500 iver miles from St Louis near what is now Fort Benton Montana The handsome oversize volume not only eproduces 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. Ume of footnotes This is one possible shortcoming given voluminous footnoting that corrects species names and how plausible or accurate Maximilian s sightings of certain species or geological features is likely to be based on current knowledge Another shortcoming is the paucity of footnoting of Maximilians observations on native ethnography with the Hume on Religion reader beingeferred to volumes of the Smithsonian handbooks of American Indians During the long hours of travel on the voyage with intermediate stops and delays such as for wood cutting or searching for a navigable Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787-1845 river channel Maximilian compiled anecdotes and personal histories concerning many individuals both white and Indian Thiseaches the level of the personal and family situation of individuals such as an Indian he met and perhaps asked about who had embarked to travel upriver and whose family was crying at his departure The highest level of adventure of the entire trip is City Schools: Lessons from New York reached during the interval between Ft Union and Ft McKenzieeaching a peak during the several week stay there the farthest point of the expedition Maximilian described the deadly skirmishes and The Widow's Lawman raids that occur just outside the fort among the various tribes who came to trade at Ft McKenzie thatesulted in several days of high alert by the Fur Company proprietors of the fort He understates the likely threat they faced His descriptions of the various Indian chiefs he met their bearing individual appearance and personalities The Story Within receives the most depth of description there but is a steady feature the trip Theeturn trip downriver to Ft Union again in the late summer is described almost trip The First Resorts: Pursuing Pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, Coney Island return trip downriver to Ft Union again in the late summer is described almost by Maximilian in passages that wereeassembled by the editors from an extended footnote to the diary entries Reference to works by others on the magnificent artwork by Bodmer as a companion to this volume would enrich the enjoyment of this diary. SkaMaximilian God Gave Me a Mulligan: A Journalist's Life in War and Peace 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 languages of the central and northern Great Plains Indians he encountered His journal contains important firsthand descriptions of tribal social customseligious Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris 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 Commissi.
Maximilian Alexander Philipp