PDF (The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied)
A German aristocrat Maximilian von Wied describes his journey with the Swiss artist Charles Bodmer up the Missouri River in the Spring of 1833 and his return trip to St Louis in early 1834 observing recording and commenting on the natural world of the native eople living along the Missouri River and their lifeways as they existed at "THE LAST INSTANCE BEFORE WHITE SETTLEMENT BEGAN IN EARNEST "last instance before white settlement began in earnest 2 is the spring journey upriver from St Louis until the arrival back at Ft Union at the confluence of the Missouri and the Yellowstone on the return trip from near resent Great Falls Montana This is a great read The diversity and abundance of flora and fauna everywhere at that time is fascinating to read The volume of detail is marvelous The Indian tribes he saw and described in his notes are too numerous to list here The well managed by the Indians wildness of the entire region as to the availability of game is noted every day throughout the length of the river itineraries at all seasons The native employment of burning to renew the ecological roductivity of the riparian zone is noted often by Maximilian during the spring trip upriver The constancy
of Indian utilization of resources associated with the river aside from the freuent sighting of groups of Indians or Indian utilization of resources associated with the river aside from the freuent sighting of groups of Indians or the banks is evident from Maximilian s almost daily observation of The Elephants Journey previously used hunting lodges shelters and signs of village sites throughout the length of the upstream and return trips In contrast the wanton slaughter of wildlife by the travelingarty of U S Americans French trappers or engag s and the aristocrat and his staff is documented by Maximilian throughout the journey Scores of times the Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' party would disembark from their boat during delays caused by snags low water or sand bars and fan out to shoot everything in sight Maximilian comments on the wastefulness of such forays only once inas. Few historical chronicles are as informative and elouent as the journal written by Prince Maximilian of Wied as a record of his journey into the North American interior in 1833 following the route Lewis and Clark had taken almost thirty years earlier Maximilian's memorable descriptions of topography Native eoples and natural history were further brought to life through the now familiar watercolors and sketches of Karl Bodmer the young Swiss artist who accompanied himThe first of the three volumes of the North American Journals recounts the rince's journey from Europe to St Louis then th. .
Sing Thus conservation in any degree was not an alien concept maybe only a concern among the most highly educated or aristocratic of the whites In multitudes of instances buffalo especially are killed and not used or shot and left to die Individual animals are killed for only the liver or tongue Maximilian s acute descriptions of the individual Indians he encounters are a highlight of the diarytravelogue The mannerisms appearance of notable and common ersons of each Indian tribe encountered are meticulously described The uniueness of the ersonal style or adornments is very often rendered with appreciation and to
THE FINEST DETAIL MAXIMILIAN DESCRIBED Afinest detail Maximilian described a of robust high level of ersonal hygiene and It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life physical attractiveness among the Indians he He is rarely condescending when describing what he saw as general tendencies of Indians such as their seeking after whisky and that they were in the main happy when drunk once concluding that they are child like in their fascination with bright colors There are observations he makes about offers of theroviding sexual favors of others for liuor made without any expression of shock or revulsion What this may say about any similar conditions in his own country is left to the reader Concerning flora and fauna diversity Lignin Biodegradation predominant species and overall composition of riparianlant communities is rendered in interesting detail at each stage of the voyage It was interesting to me for many reasons that the Pure Chance predominant understory species in upper Missouri riparian forests was rose as it is no longer Also descriptions of wild vegetables that the Indians used which in many cases he was able to taste was also fascinating Maximilian catalogued every species of bird seen and noted geological features hour upon hour of each day How useful any of this is or was ever seen to be to science is left unaddressed by the great vol. E edge of the frontier Volume II vividly narrates his experiences on the upper Missouri and offers an unparalleled view of the region and theeoples native to it In these The Lady and the Lionheart pages we accompany Maximilian as he travels far up the Missouri River to Fort McKenzie a tradingost some 2500 river miles from St Louis near what is now Fort Benton Montana The handsome oversize volume not only reproduces this historic document but also features every one of Maximilian's illustrations than 200 in all including nearly 50 in color from the original journal now housed at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha Nebra.
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s sightings of certain species or geological features is likely to be based on current knowledge Another shortcomingsightings of certain species or geological features is likely to be based on current knowledge Another shortcoming the aucity of footnoting of Maximilians observations on native ethnography with the reader being referred to volumes of the Smithsonian handbooks of American Indians During the long hours of "travel on the voyage with intermediate stops and delays such as for wood cutting or searching for a navigable river "on the voyage with intermediate stops and delays such as for wood cutting or searching for a navigable river Maximilian compiled anecdotes and A (kinda) Country Christmas personal histories concerning many individuals both white and Indian This reaches the level of theersonal and family situation of individuals such as an Indian he met and erhaps asked about who had embarked to travel upriver and whose family was crying at his departure The highest level of adventure of the entire trip is reached during the interval between Ft Union and Ft McKenzie reaching a eak during the several week stay there the farthest oint of the expedition Maximilian described the deadly skirmishes and raids that occur just outside the fort among the various tribes who came to trade at Ft McKenzie that resulted in several days of high alert by the Fur Company roprietors of the fort He understates the likely threat they faced His descriptions of the various Indian chiefs he met their bearing individual appearance and National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 personalities receives the most depth of description there but is a steady feature throughout the trip The return trip downriver to Ft Union again in the late summer is described almost lyrically by Maximilian inassages that were reassembled by the editors from an extended footnote to the diary entries Reference to works by others on the magnificent artwork by Bodmer as a companion to this volume would enrich the enjoyment of this diary. SkaMaximilian recorded detailed observations of flora fauna geology and climate From his uniue scientifically trained erspective he also undertook a serious field study of the cultures and languages of the central and northern Great Plains Indians he encountered His journal contains important firsthand descriptions of tribal social customs religious rituals material culture and art as well as an account of Native interactions with Euro Americans engaged in the then burgeoning fur trade This book is ublished with the assistance of the National Historical Publications and Records Commissi. ,