Rediscovering the Great Plains: Journeys by Dog, Canoe, and Horse (Creating the North American Landscape). Dr. Norman Henderson. Download (pdf, 999 Kb) Donate Read. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.
Rediscovering the Great Plains book. In this study, Norman Henderson, a scholar of the world's great temperate grasslands, revives these traditional modes of travel, journeying along 200 miles of Canada's Qu'Appelle River valley by dog and travois (the wooden rack pulled by dogs and horses used by Native Americans to transport goods), then by canoe, and finally by horse and travois.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-202) and index
In Rediscovering the Great Plains, part of a series on North American landscapes from Johns Hopkins Press, Norman Henderson tries to put himself in the minds of nomadic natives and European explorers by matching the pace and methods of their original journeys across the plains. Choosing Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley for his experiments, he borrows a dog, recreates an Indian travois (a V of wooden poles for carrying cargo) for the dog to pull, and sets out on foot. The next summer he repeats the route by canoe, and, a year later, on a horse. Along the way, he blends passages from historical.
Rediscovering the Great Plains: Journeys by Dog,Canoe, and Horse, drawings by Robert Cook, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2001. Contributor to scholarly journals and newspaper columns in Canada, Australia, and the United States. SIDELIGHTS: Norman S. Henderson is an environmental specialist, one of the world's leading experts on great temperate grasslands, and author of numerous journal and newspaper articles focusing primarily on the Great Plains.
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In Rediscovering the Great Plains, Norman Henderson, a leading scholar of the world's great temperate grasslands, revives these traditional modes of travel, journeying along 200 miles of Canada's Qu'Appelle River valley by dog and travois (the wooden rack pulled by dogs and horses used by Native Americans to transport goods), then by canoe, and finally by horse and travois. Henderson interweaves his own adventures with the exploits of earlier Plains travelers, like Lewis and Clark, Francisco Coronado, La Vérendrye, and Alexander Henry.
Norman Scott Henderson The North American Plains are one of the world's great landscapes. Today, the most intimate experience most of us have of the great grasslands is from behind the window of a car or train. It was not always so. In the earliest days, Plains Indians travelled on foot across the vastness, with only the fierce, wolf-like Plains dogs as companions. Henderson interweaves his own adventures with the exploits of earlier Plains travellers, like Lewis and Clark, Francisco Coronado, La Verendrye, and Alexander Henry.
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