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Sacagawea's Nickname : Essays on the American West
by Larry McMurtry


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What was achieved and destroyed, what was made up and forgotten in the American West as the continent was mapped, the natives were displaced, and exploits were transformed into legends? In this acclaimed collection, Larry McMurtry profiles explorers and martyrs, hucksters and scholars--figures in the West's enduring yet ever-shifting mixture of myth and reality.  Read more...


 
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Overview
New in paperback

What was achieved and destroyed, what was made up and forgotten in the American West as the continent was mapped, the natives were displaced, and exploits were transformed into legends? In this acclaimed collection, Larry McMurtry profiles explorers and martyrs, hucksters and scholars--figures in the West's enduring yet ever-shifting mixture of myth and reality.

In these twelve pieces, McMurtry explores John Wesley Powell's journey on the Colorado, the dispossession of the Five Civilized Tribes, the fascination the Zuni held over a parade of unscrupulous anthropologists, and--in the bicentennial of their journey--the journals of Lewis and Clark, "our only really American epic."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590170991
  • ISBN-10: 1590170997
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • Publish Date: May 2004
  • Page Count: 178
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 5.12 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds

Series: New York Review Collections (Paperback)

Related Categories

Books > History > Native American
Books > History > United States - 19th Century
Books > History > United States - Colonial Period

 
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