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The Long, Cold Winter: Life at Fort Clatsop in 1806

Location

Online, Live Captioning

Vodcast

Overview

When Lewis and Clark set up camp in the leaky and cold Fort Clatsop, they found themselves in the heart of an Indigenous community. Their guides and hunters knew exactly what to do: begin personal relationships with local people. This lecture will examine the Native groups who came to call through the lens of developing intercultural relationships. Just like fur traders and other explorers who wintered in such places, the Corps of Discovery needed personal and intimate relationships to survive their long, cold winter.

This presentation is the fourth in a series of lectures in the Jefferson’s West: Lewis, Clark, and Native Americans program during June 2021. Please see the upcoming events list and join us for more expert lectures on this summer expedition!

Speaker(s)

Anne Hyde

Professor of History, Department of History, University of Oklahoma

Anne Hyde grew up in Reno, Nevada, and is a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches the history of the West and its Indigenous peoples. She is editor of the Western Historical Quarterly. Her most recent books include Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860 (2012), which won the Bancroft Prize and was a Pulitzer finalist. She has a new book about the long history of intermarriage and mixing race, Born of Lakes and Plains: Mixed Descent Peoples and the Making of America, 1600-1940 (Norton, 2021).

Registration

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This presentation is the fourth in a series of lectures in the Jefferson’s West: Lewis, Clark, and the Native Americans program during June 2021. Please see the upcoming events list and join us for more expert lectures on this summer expedition!

Program Host

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Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading: Anne Hyde on Lewis and Clark, Fort Clatsop

Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996. http://archive.org/details/undauntedcourag000ambr. (Free online version)

Boyd, Robert T., Kenneth M. Ames, and Tony A. Johnson, eds. Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013.

Crawford O’Brien, Suzanne. Coming Full Circle: Spirituality and Wellness among Native Communities in the Pacific Northwest. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013.

Guice, John D. W., James J. Holmberg, and Jay H. Buckley, eds. By His Own Hand?: The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.

“Lewis & Clark.” Ken Burns (blog). Accessed June 8, 2021. https://kenburns.com/filGary Mounrlms/lewis-clark/.

Hughes, Richard, Kelly Cornale, Amanda Nies, and Evan Wilson. “Decolonizing the Corps of Discovery: A Collaborative Review of Teaching Critically About Lewis and Clark.” Teaching History 45, no. 2 (2020): 42–49. https://doi.org/10.33043/TH.45.2.42-49.

Moulton, Gary, ed. (On-Line and Print,) Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, University of Nebraska, 10 vols. Accessed May 24, 2021. https://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/

Nicandri, David L. River of Promise: Lewis and Clark on the Columbia. Foreword by Clay S. Jenkinson. Washburn, N.D.: Dakota Institute Press of the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, 2009. https://openlibrary.org/books/OL26321330M.

Nicandri, David L. Lewis & Clark Reframed: Examining Ties to Cook, Vancouver, and Mackenzie. Foreword, Clay S. Jenkinson. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2020.

Reid, Joshua L. The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs, an Indigenous Borderlands People.  New Haven: Yale University Press,  2015.

Ruby, Robert H and John A. Brown. The Chinook Indians: Traders of the Lower Columbia River. 1st ed.. Civilization of the American Indian Series; v. 138. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976.

Thwaites, Reuben Gold, ed. Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806; Including Note-Books, Letters, Maps Etc., and the Journals of Charles Floyd and Joseph Whitehouse, 1905.

Ziak, Rex. In Full View: A True and Accurate Account of Lewis and Clark’s Arrival at the Pacific Ocean, and Their Search for a Winter Camp Along the Lower Columbia River. Astoria: Moffit House Press, 2005.

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