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Title:
The journals of Patrick Gass : member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Author:
Gass, Patrick, 1771-1870.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub. Co., 1997.
Physical Description:
xi, 449 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
General Note:
The journal was originally published in 1807; the account book has never before been published.
Language:
English
Contents:
bk. 1. A journal of the voyages and travels of a corps of discovery -- bk. 2. The account book of Patrick Gass, 1826-1837 and 1847-1848.
ISBN:
9780878423507

9780878423514
Format :
Book

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Central Library F592.5 .G2 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Sergeant Patrick Gass's journal -- never widely available to a general audience -- is the most readable and straightforward firsthand account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, largely because Gass focused on the human aspects of the epic journey. In this new edition, Carol MacGregor's thorough annotation of the journal and the inclusion of Gass's previously unknown account book from later in his life lend new insight into Gass's work and his life.


Summary

Sergeant Patrick Gass was one of the few members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to keep a continuous log of the entire epic journey. His simple and direct writing style, along with his emphasis on the daily activities of the trip, mad Gass's journal mo


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