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Lewis and Clark Expedi...
Santa fe Trail
Zebulon Montgomery Pik...
Leroy R Hafen
Harvey L Carter
Information about Kit Carson (1809-1868), a famous trapper, Indian agent, mountain man, and guide of the Far West. Description of his move to Missouri during the War of 1812, then starting in wagon freighting...
Kit Carson and the Ute Delegation
Biographical article about Kit Carson (1809-1868), a prominent mountain man fighting with and attempting to pacify violent Indian tribes in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains in the mid-19th century....
Landscapes of Removal and Resistance, Edwin James's Nineteenth-Century Cross-Cultural Collaborations
Article discusses Edwin James's early career as botanist on the Long expedition to the Rocky Mountains and his collaborative works with John Tanner as well as Stephen H. Long. According to the author,...
Leading the "Father"
Article about the Villasur Expedition of 1720 from the Pawnee perspective, "who likely would have seen the Spaniards more as Cuartelejo and Paloma Apache allies than French enemies."
Lewis & Clark's Neglected Stretch of Discovery
Article about the neglect in historical writings of the Missouri discoveries found in the Lewis and Clark expedition, with photos and illustrations.
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
File contains newspaper clippings, magazine and newsletter articles concerning the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial celebration 2004-06.
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Entire issue of the magazine devoted to aspects of the Lewis and Clark expedition, with numerous illustrations, articles, and maps.
Lewis and Clark in Missouri Part 1: The Missouri River Then and Now
February 1, 2003
This article begins a series of seven to be compiled in a book about the Lewis and Clark expedition. This first one addresses the Missouri River, as it was during the expedition and as it is today, including...
Lewis and Clark Print
Framed (26 in. x 32 in.) and matted print entitled "The Departure From the Wood River Encampment, May 14, 1804" by Gary R. Lucy. Alternate title: "Lewis & Clark; the Journey Begins."
Lewis and Clark Resources
A bibliography of materials related to Lewis and Clark held by the Kansas City Public Library.
Lewis and Clark Voyage to Kaw Point
Article discusses the white settlements west of St Louis visited by Lewis and Clark in 1804. The piece is intended to refute the statement that Lewis and Clark did not see another white settlement after...
Lewis and Clark's French Passport: A Prequel to the Corps of Discovery
This article describes the unsuccessful attempt in the 1740s of the French family Verendrye in trying to find the western route to the Pacific Ocean. The similarities between the later Lewis and Clark...
Lewis and Clark: Remaking The American West, 1808-1838
The author reviews the impact of the lives of Lewis and Clark on U.S. affairs following their return from their famous expedition. Both lived in St. Louis until their deaths. Lewis served as Governor of...
Lieut. Fremont's Expedition to Oregon and California
February 1, 1845
A brief outline of John C. Fremont's expedition route throughout the western United States. Leaving from Westport, Missouri, he traveled to the Rocky Mountains, the "great Salt Lake of Northern Mexico,"...
Lights and Shadows of Kansas History
Speech (given by the president of the Kansas State Historical Society) about the certainties and uncertainties of Kansas history back to prehistoric geologic events and climatic changes, various Indian...
Literary Kansas City: Origins and Beyond
History of the literature in and about the Kansas City area back to French explorer Etienne de Bourgmont in 1724. Description of numerous explorers (Lewis and Clark, Paul Wilhelm, Francis Parkman, et al.)...
May 21, 1905
Photo and chapter of the book about Louis Labonte (~1785-1860), a fur trader in Saint Louis in 1808 and with "the Hunt party of the Astor enterprise (Pacific Fur Company) in 1811" near Saint Joseph on...
Louis Robidoux: Two Letters from California, 1848
Biographical article about Louis Robidoux, a western trader based in Saint Joseph writing "two letters to an old friend in New Mexico, Manual Alvarez" in 1848. Brother of Antoine Robidoux (1794-1860) and...
Louis Vasquez in Colorado
Article describes the life of mountain man Louis Vasquez, focusing on his years in Colorado. Vasquez was a contemporary of Jim Bridger, Jim Fitzpatrick, and William Sublette, and retired to Westport in...
Louis Vasquez, Mountain Man
Description of Fort Bridger, constructed in 1842. Discussion of early mountain men, fur trappers, and explorers, including Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez and their retirements in Westport. Discussion also...
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