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Author: Trey Berry,Pam Beasley,Jeanne Clements
ISBN: 0807131652
Subcategory: Americas
Pages 284 pages
Publisher LSU Press; First Edition edition (June 2006)
Language English
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eBook The Forgotten Expedition, 1804--1805: The Louisiana Purchase Journals of Dunbar and Hunter download

by Trey Berry,Pam Beasley,Jeanne Clements


Trey Berry is a professor of history at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Trey Berry is a professor of history at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Pam Beasley is the director of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover, Arkansas. Jeanne Clements retired as education director of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in 2003. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

From October 16, 1804, to January 26, 1805, Dunbar and Hunter, both renowned scientists, made their way .

From October 16, 1804, to January 26, 1805, Dunbar and Hunter, both renowned scientists, made their way through what is now northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas, ascending the Ouachita River and investigating the natural curiosity called "the hot springs. Though Dunbar and Hunter's journals have the same value and appeal as Lewis's, theirs have long been out of print and have never been published in a single volume.

At the same time that he charged Meriwether Lewis and. From October 16, 1804, to January 26, 1805, Dunbar and Hunter, both renowned scientists, made their way through what is now northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas, ascending the Ouachita River and investigating the natural curiosity called "the hot springs.

By Trey Berry, Pam Beasley, and Jeanne Clements. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. xxxvi ' 248 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index.

This abbreviated but significant journey is no longer forgotten, and we are the richer for that.

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At the same time that he charged Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the great Northwest, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned William Dunbar and George Hunter to make a parallel journey through the southern unmapped regions of the Louisiana Purchase. From October 16, 1804, to January 26, 1805, Dunbar and Hunter, both renowned scientists, made their way through what is now northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas, ascending the Ouachita River and investigating the natural curiosity called "the hot springs." Though Dunbar and Hunter's journals have the same value and appeal as Lewis's, theirs have long been out of print and have never been published in a single volume. Their daily accounts now appear together, enhanced by a wealth of useful notes.

The team of the "Grand Expedition," as it was optimistically named, was the first to send its findings on the newly annexed territory to the president, who received Dunbar and Hunter's detailed journals with pleasure. They include descriptions of flora and fauna, geology, weather, landscapes, and native peoples and European settlers, as well as astronomical and navigational records that allowed the first accurate English maps of the region and its waterways to be produced. Their scientific experiments conducted at the hot springs may be among the first to discover a microscopic phenomena still under research today.

The Forgotten Expedition completes the picture of the Louisiana Purchase presented through the journals of explorers Lewis and Clark, Zebulon Pike, and Thomas Freeman and Peter Custis. It is a treasure of the early natural history of North America and the first depiction of this new U.S. southern frontier.

"Set out at half past six a.m. The morning very foggy on the river & not so cold as yesterday. The banks still rising in height by slow degrees & the land more & more intermixed with sand. Found on the bank a young Fawn just killed by a Panther, the throat being tore very much. We took it on board & made a hearty meal of it, or two for all hands."

Loni
This expedition on the Ouachita River in 1804 has truly been forgotten. The Fort Miro mentioned in this journal later became the city of Monroe, where I grew up. I have always loved this river and I enjoyed reading a about this early expedition by these two gifted men.
Goltigor
Although this book gives an early history of central Arkansas it doesn't have the details found in the notes of Lewis and Clark.
Gna
These journals are a valuable resource to the study of the Ouachita River valley for the early American period. The editors provide useful comments and a few nice maps. I highly recommend the book for anyone interested in the Ouachita Valley of northeastern Louisiana and southern Arkansas in the 1804-1805 time period.
Lcena
As a Louisiana native, I have always been interested in our states history, even when it stretched to Canada! This journal is very well reviewed and I enjoy the day to day progression of these early explorers. Using Bing.com or Google earth, I am able to zoom in on the Arial view and step back in time a bit. I feel my money was well spent.
Goltikree
I grew up in the area and had never heard of this expedition until a few years ago. I really enjoyed the book trying to relate places it references to places I remembered. It is a wealth of information about customs, navigation, and tenacity of its time. For instance, one of the leaders of the expediton temporarily blinded himself with an accidental discharge of his gun. Instead of turning back, the expedition pressed on to complete their mission.