Based on an exhibition that opened in Oct. 2004 at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Ill.
Introduction : What can we learn from a bicentennial? / Frederick E. Hoxie -- pt. 1: The Indian country. The arrival of horses accelerates trade and cultural change -- A brilliant plan for living : creators -- A brilliant plan for living : gifts -- A brilliant plan for living : men and women -- A vast network of partners -- pt. 2: Crossing the Indian country. What did the Americans know? -- Celebrating the new year and surviving the winter with the Mandans, January 1805 -- Trading for horses and finding their way, August-September 1805 -- Rescued by the Nez Perces -- New Year's Day 1806 and the Oregon winter -- Friends and trading partners on the Upper Columbia -- A confrontation in Montana -- pt. 3: A new nation comes to the Indian country. Two views of western North America -- The fur trade -- New settlers -- Miners -- Ranchers -- Missionaries and teachers -- pt. 4: The Indian country today. Salmon restoration -- Environmental protection -- Language preservation -- Education and cultural preservation -- The meaning of the Lewis and Clark bicentennial for Native Americans -- Conclusion : Lewis and Clark reconsidered : some sober second thoughts / James P. Ronda
Originally published: Yonkers-on-Hudson, N.Y. : World Book Co., 1929. Includes additional sketches, photos, and paintings by Jackson and commentary.
Early experiences -- A plunge into unknown fields -- Bullwhacking across the plains -- Trailing California mustangs -- Photographing along the Union Pacific route -- Across Wyoming with Hayden -- First photographing of the Yellowstone -- Photographing the Grand Teton -- Among the Colorado Rockies -- Around the headwaters of the Arkansas -- Photographing the mountain of the Holy Cross -- Photographic adventures among the Ute Indians -- Among the peaks of the San Juan -- Adventures with a larger camera -- Discovery of the cliff ruins -- In the land of the cliff dwellers -- Further adventures with the Indians -- In the land of the Pueblos -- Along old Wyoming trails again
Artist, overland traveller, and Civil War veteran. Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, in 1840, Brooks moved with his family to Platteville, Wisc., in 1856. He taught school briefly in Elk Grove before joining a neighbor's prairie schooner for the trip to California. Brooks left his party at the Truckee River and travelled by stage to California, where he prospected and painted in Eureka, Orleans Flat, Nevada, and Grass Valley. Returning to Ohio to enlist in the 105th Ohio Volunteers, Brooks spent much of the Civil War as a lieutenant and topographical engineer on the staffs of Gens. J.J. Reynolds and G.H. Thomas. Studying art in New York, Brooks set up his studio in Chicago and remained there until his death in 1932.
A.F. Brooks' overland diary, kept during his journey from the Missiouri River, May 19, 1859, to the head of the Humboldt River, Aug. 23, 1859. The diary concludes with an essay, "Reason for the trip," written at a later date. Brooks travelled via the Platte and Sweetwater Rivers, over the Rockies to Salt Lake City, and then to the Humboldt. He describes scenery and landmarks, his own swimming and sketching, wildlife, Indians, campsites, etc. Noted are Pike's Peak, Mormon, and government trains; Fort Kearny; Courthouse, Chimney, and Independence Rocks; the Black Hills; Salt Lake City (including a meeting with Brigham Young); and the Shepard train massacre. Daily mileage records are kept. Numerous sketches mentioned in the text are lacking. Brief essay describes the continuation of Brooks' trip to California and his activities there.