Through the Mountains

Daniel B. Botkin

in Our Natural History

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195168297
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790050 | DOI:
 Through the Mountains

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This chapter discusses the importance of Native Americans to the success of the expedition, as well as the role of Native Americans in shaping the American landscape and therefore in affecting nature. Topics covered include contact with the Shoshones, wilderness, and technology; and impact of Native Americans on the landscape by their use of three powerful technologies: fire, the ability to work wood into useful objects, and the bow and arrow.

Keywords: Lewis; Clark; expedition; Native Americans; Indians; Shoshones

Chapter.  5320 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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