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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • Ghost Dancesby Josh Garrett-Davis

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; Not Available

    Growing up in South Dakota, Josh Garrett-Davis knew he would leave. But as a young adult, he kept going back--in dreams and reality and by way of books. With this beautifully written narrative about a seemingly empty but actually rich and complex place, he has reclaimed his childhood, his unusual family--and the Great Plains. Among the subjects and... more...

  • Lewis and Clarkby Kathleen E. Bradley

    Shell Education 2009; US$ 7.99

    Two captains of the Corps of Discovery, Lewis and Clark, are on a mission to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean. With the help of Sacagawea, a Shoshone Indian, Lewis and Clark are able to locate and barter with the Shoshone and are able to secure horses to aid them in their journey over the Rocky Mountains. more...

  • Pioneer Trailsby Christi Parker

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Pioneers experienced hardships during their journey through the West, which led them on the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. The moving and travels of these pioneers affected not only their lives, but also the American Indians, America’s animals, and the country. more...

  • Reiseberichte und Geschichtsdichtungby

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 377.00

    Volume 3 contains works on historical consciousness (e.g. chronicles, biographical writings and historical songs) and spatial experience (e.g. narratives of pilgrims, fictional descriptions of journeys and accounts of real expeditions). more...

  • Oddball Minnesotaby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    Land of the world?s largest prairie chicken, birthplace of Spam, and home of the world?s oldest rock, this is Minnesota, where summers are short, winters are long, and back-road wonders abound. This entertaining guide wastes no time with descriptions of scenic lakes, pristine bike trails, or quaint cafés. Instead it directs travelers (and residents)... more...

  • Growing Up with the Townby Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    In this unusual blend of chronological and personal history, Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder combines scholarly sources with family memories to create a loving and informed history of Presho, South Dakota, and her family's life there from the time of settlement in 1905 to the mid 1950s. more...

  • Iowa History Readerby Marvin Bergman

    University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 44.95

    Rather than survey the basic facts, the essayists engage readers in the actual making of Iowa?s history by trying to understand the meaning of its past. By providing comprehensive accounts of topics in Iowa history that embrace the broader historiographical issues in American history, such as the nature of Progressivism and Populism, the debate over... more...

  • Prairie City, Iowaby Douglas Bauer

    University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    Weary from the journalistic treadmill of "going from one assignment to the next, like an itinerant fieldworker moving to his harvests" and healing from a divorce, Douglas Bauer decided it was time to return to his hometown. Back in Prairie City, he helped on his father's farm, scooped grains at the Co-op, and tended bar at the Cardinal. The resultant... more...

  • Sacagaweaby Flora Warren Seymour; Robert Doremus

    Aladdin 2014; Not Available

    Learn about the childhood of Sacagawea, one of the first female all-stars in American history?and honored in US currency on the dollar coin. Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as an interpreter and guide, in their exploration of the Western United States. She traveled thousands of miles from... more...

  • Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #13: Pilgrimsby Mary Pope Osborne; Natalie Pope Boyce; Sal Murdocca

    Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in  Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday,  they had lots of questions. What was it like to sail on the Mayflower ? Why did the Pilgrims choose Plymouth? How did they survive in their new home? What did they really eat at the first Thanksgiving?... more...