A German aristocrat Maximilian von Wied describes his journey with the Swiss artist Charles Bodmer up the Mis. Few historical chronicles are as informative and elouent as the journal written by Prince Maximilian of Wied as a ecord of his journey into the North American interior in 1833 following the Mein Plan zur Rettung der unsichtbaren Freundin von nebenan route Lewis and Clark had taken almost thirty years earlier Maximilian's memorable descriptions of topography Native peoples 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 Journalsecounts the prince's journey from Europe to St Louis then th.
Souri River in the Spring of 1833 and his Home: The Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House return trip to St Louis in early 1834 observingecording and commen. E edge of the frontier Volume II vividly narrates his experiences on the upper Missouri and offers an unparalleled view of the Chicken Licken region and the peoples native to it In these pages we accompany Maximilian as he travels far up the Missouri River to Fort McKenzie a trading post some 2500iver miles from St Louis near what is now Fort Benton Montana The handsome oversize volume not only eproduces 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.
Ting on the natural world of the native people living along the Missouri River and their lifeways as they exis. SkaMaximilian Mindfulness for Black Dogs Blue Days: Finding a Path Through Depression recorded detailed observations of flora fauna geology and climate From his uniue scientifically trained perspective 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 customseligious ituals 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 published with the assistance of the National Historical Publications and Records Commissi.