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Author Short, John R

Title Cartographic encounters : indigenous peoples and the exploration of the New World / John Rennie Short

Publ Info London : Reaktion, 2009
 PC  GA408.5.W47 S56 2009    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  GA408.5.W47 S56 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript 176 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-162) and index
Contents Pt. 1. Introduction. Creation myths and cartographic encounters ; Amerindian mappings -- Pt. 2. Colonial cartographies. Encounters in a settled land ; Landings in a strange land -- Pt. 3. Imperial cartographies. Surveying the West : Lewis and Clark and others ; Expedition into the 'desert' ; Fremont and Tah-Kai-Buhl ; 'Warren's map' ; Closing the frontier in the west -- Pt. 4. Conclusions. Cartographic encounters in Australia ; Journey's end
Note In this major reinterpretation of US history, John Rennie Short argues that until now writing about, and popular understanding of, the exploration and mapping of the New World has largely ignored the pivotal role played by indigenous people
LC subject Cartography -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Indian cartography -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration
ISBN 9781861894366 (hbk.)
1861894368 (hbk.)