The Resource Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains : performed in the years 1818, 1920 by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Maj. S.H. Long, of the U.S. top engineers : compiled from the notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and other gentleman of the party, by Edwin James, botanist and geologist to the expedition ; edited with notes, introductions, index, etc. by Reuben Gold Thwaites, LL.D

Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains : performed in the years 1818, 1920 by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Maj. S.H. Long, of the U.S. top engineers : compiled from the notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and other gentleman of the party, by Edwin James, botanist and geologist to the expedition ; edited with notes, introductions, index, etc. by Reuben Gold Thwaites, LL.D

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Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains : performed in the years 1818, 1920 by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Maj. S.H. Long, of the U.S. top engineers : compiled from the notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and other gentleman of the party
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Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains
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performed in the years 1818, 1920 by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Maj. S.H. Long, of the U.S. top engineers : compiled from the notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and other gentleman of the party
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by Edwin James, botanist and geologist to the expedition ; edited with notes, introductions, index, etc. by Reuben Gold Thwaites, LL.D
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Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains : performed in the years 1818, 1920 by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Maj. S.H. Long, of the U.S. top engineers : compiled from the notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and other gentleman of the party, by Edwin James, botanist and geologist to the expedition ; edited with notes, introductions, index, etc. by Reuben Gold Thwaites, LL.D
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  • Volume XIV. Preface to volumes XIV-XVII / Reuben Gold Thwaites -- Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains : performed in the years 1818, 1920 by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Maj. S.H. Long, of the U.S. top engineers : compiled from the notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and other gentleman of the party / by Edwin James. Dedication -- Preliminary notice -- Chapter 1, Departure from Pittsburgh, North-western slope of the Alleghany Mountains, Rapids of the Ohio -- Chapter II. The Ohio below the Rapids at Louisville, Ascent of the Mississippi from the mouth of the Ohio to St. Louis -- Chapter III. Tumuli and Indian graves about St. Louis and on the Merameg, Mouth of the Missouri, ,Charbonier, Journey by land from St. Charles to Loutre Island -- Chapter IV. Settlement of Cote Sans Dessein, Mouths of the Osage, Manito Rocks, Village of Franklin -- Chapter V. Death of Dr. Baldwin, Charaton River and settlement, Pedestrian journey from Franklin to Fort Osage -- Chapter IV. Mouth of the Konzas, Arrival at Wolf River, Journey by land from Fort Osage to the Village of the Konzas -- Chapter VII. Further account of the Konza Nation, Robbery of Mr. Say's detachment by a War-party of Pawnees, Arrival at the Platte -- Chapter VIII. Winter Cantonment near Council Bluff, Councils with the Otoes, Missouries, Ioways, Pawnees, & c. -- Chapter IX. Animals, Sious and Omawhaw Indians, Winter Residence at Engineer Cantonment -- Chapter X. Account of the Omawhaws, Their manners and customs and religious rites, Historical notices of the Black Bird, Late Principal Chief
  • Volume XV. Chapter I. Further account of the Omawhaws, Of their marriages, Of infancy and the relationship of the parents and children, Their old age -- Chapter II. Diseases, Medical and surgical knowledge, Drunkenness and other vices, Ideas of God and of a Future State, Superstition and practice of the Magi, Expiatory tortures -- Chapter III. Death, Mourning for the deceased, Physical character, Senses, Manufactures and art, Domestic and warlike implements, War -- Chapter IV. War, Negociation for peace, revenge, Self-esteem, Hospitality, Mimicry -- Chapter V. Tribes and bands, Fabulous legends, Wit, Ninnegahe or mixed tobacco, Dances, Otoes, Migration, Language -- Chapter VI. Boyer's Creek, Visit to the Pawnees, Human sacrifices, Anecdote of the Petalesharoo, Appendix -- Chapter VII. Journey by land from St. Louis to Council Bluff, Grand River, Plains at the sources of the Little Platte, the Nishnebottana, & c., Departure of the expedition from Engineer Cantonment -- Chapter VIII. The Platte, Desert Plains, Mirage, Arrival at the Rocky Mountains -- Chapter IX. Sandstone formation at the base of the Rocky Mountains, The Platte within the mountains, Granitic mountains between the Platte and Arkansa, Castle Rock, Birds, Plants -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C
  • Volume XVI. Chapter I. Excursion to the Summit of the Peak, Mineral Springs, Coquimbo Owl, Encampment on the Arkansa -- Chapter II. A Detachment from the Exploring Party Ascend the Arkansa to the Mountains. Bell's Springs. Descent of the Arkansa. Grizzly Bear -- CHAPTER III. Natural Mounds. Kaskaia Indian and Squaw. Preparations for a Division of the Party. Sandstones of the High Plains South of the Arkansa. Fletz Trap Formation -- Chapter IV. Sufferings of the Party from Stormy Weather and Want of Provisions. Indications of an Approach towards Settlements. Inscribed Rock. Cervus Macrotis. Volcanic Origin of Amygdaloid -- Chapter V. Kaskaia Hunting Party. Indian Encampment. Unfriendly Behavior of the Kaskaias. Some Account of their Persons and Manners. Salt Plains. Cumancias -- CHAPTER VI. Sand Plains. Mississippi Hawk. Small-leaved Elm. Wild Horses. Hailstorm. Climate. Bisons. Grapes, Red Sand Formation. Gypsum - Chapter VII. Inconveniences Resulting from Want of Water. Wood Ticks. Plants. Loss of One of the Party. Honey Bees. Forests. Gray Sandstone. Indications of Coal. Limestone -- Chapter VIII. Osage Orange. Birds. Falls of the Canadian. Green Argillaceous Sandstone. Northern and Southern Tributaries of the Canadian. Cottonwood; Arrival at the Arkansa. Cane Brakes. Cherokees. Belle Point -- Chapter IX. The Party Proceed upon their Route. Thunderstorm. Some Account of the Kiawa, Kaskaia, Arrapaho, and Shienne Indians. New Species of Toad -- Chapter X. Arrapaho War-party. Tabanus. Rattlesnakes. Burrowing Owl. Departure of Bijeau and Ledoux for the Pawnee Villages. Scarcity of Timber. Great Herds of Bison. Wolves -- Chapter XI. Termination of the Great Bend of the Arkansa. letan War-party. Little Arkansa. Red River Fork. Little Neosho and Little Verdigrise Creeks -- Chapter XII. Indian Hunting Encampment. Brackish Water. The Party Pressed by Hunger. Forked-tailed Flycatcher. An Elevated, almost Mountainous, Range of Country. Desertion of Three Men. Red Water -- Chapter XIII. The Party Meet with Osage Indians. Some Account of this Nation. Manner of Taking Wild Horses -- Chapter XIV. Verdigrise River. Mr. Glenn's Trading-house. New Species of Lizard. Neosho or Grand River. Salt Works. Large Spider. Illinois Creek. Ticks. Arrival at Belle Point
  • Volume XVII. Chapter I. Journey from Belle Point to Cape Girardeau. Cherokee Indians. Osage War. Regulator's Settlements of White River -- Chapter II. Hot Springs of the Washita. Granite of the Cove. Saline River -- Chapter III. Red River. Exploring Expedition of 1806. Return to the Arkansa. Earthquakes -- A General Description of the Country traversed by the exploring Expedition / Stephen Harriman Long --Observations on the Mineralogy and Geology of a Part of the United States west of the Mississippi / Augustus Edward Jessup -- Calculations of Observations made...on a tour from the Council Bluffs on the Missouri River, westward along the river Platte to its head waters in the Rocky Mountains, thence southwardly to the head waters of the Arkansa and Canadian rivers, and down said rivers to Belle Point, performed in 1820. [From Philadelphia edition, 1823] / Stephen Harriman Long, and William Henry Swift -- Vocabularies of Indian Languages [from Philadelphia edition, 1823] / Thomas Say
  • Illustrations. Vol. 14. Map of the country drained by the Mississippi ; Facsimile of title page to volume 1 of James's account ; Indian record of a battle between the Pawnees and the Konzas, a fac-simile of the delineation upon a bison robe ; War dance in the interior of a Konza lodge ; Oto council ; Pawnee council -- Vol. 15. Distant view of the Rocky Mountains ; View of the chasm through which the Platte issues from the Rocky Mountains -- Vol. 16. Skin Lodges of Kaskaias ; Kiawa Encampment ; Kaskaia; Shienne Chief; Awappaho [Arrapaho] -- Vol. 16. Verticle section on the parallel of latitude 41 degrees North and on the parallel of latitude 35 degrees North
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Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains : performed in the years 1818, 1920 by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Maj. S.H. Long, of the U.S. top engineers : compiled from the notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and other gentleman of the party, by Edwin James, botanist and geologist to the expedition ; edited with notes, introductions, index, etc. by Reuben Gold Thwaites, LL.D
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  • Volume XIV. Preface to volumes XIV-XVII / Reuben Gold Thwaites -- Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains : performed in the years 1818, 1920 by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Maj. S.H. Long, of the U.S. top engineers : compiled from the notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and other gentleman of the party / by Edwin James. Dedication -- Preliminary notice -- Chapter 1, Departure from Pittsburgh, North-western slope of the Alleghany Mountains, Rapids of the Ohio -- Chapter II. The Ohio below the Rapids at Louisville, Ascent of the Mississippi from the mouth of the Ohio to St. Louis -- Chapter III. Tumuli and Indian graves about St. Louis and on the Merameg, Mouth of the Missouri, ,Charbonier, Journey by land from St. Charles to Loutre Island -- Chapter IV. Settlement of Cote Sans Dessein, Mouths of the Osage, Manito Rocks, Village of Franklin -- Chapter V. Death of Dr. Baldwin, Charaton River and settlement, Pedestrian journey from Franklin to Fort Osage -- Chapter IV. Mouth of the Konzas, Arrival at Wolf River, Journey by land from Fort Osage to the Village of the Konzas -- Chapter VII. Further account of the Konza Nation, Robbery of Mr. Say's detachment by a War-party of Pawnees, Arrival at the Platte -- Chapter VIII. Winter Cantonment near Council Bluff, Councils with the Otoes, Missouries, Ioways, Pawnees, & c. -- Chapter IX. Animals, Sious and Omawhaw Indians, Winter Residence at Engineer Cantonment -- Chapter X. Account of the Omawhaws, Their manners and customs and religious rites, Historical notices of the Black Bird, Late Principal Chief
  • Volume XV. Chapter I. Further account of the Omawhaws, Of their marriages, Of infancy and the relationship of the parents and children, Their old age -- Chapter II. Diseases, Medical and surgical knowledge, Drunkenness and other vices, Ideas of God and of a Future State, Superstition and practice of the Magi, Expiatory tortures -- Chapter III. Death, Mourning for the deceased, Physical character, Senses, Manufactures and art, Domestic and warlike implements, War -- Chapter IV. War, Negociation for peace, revenge, Self-esteem, Hospitality, Mimicry -- Chapter V. Tribes and bands, Fabulous legends, Wit, Ninnegahe or mixed tobacco, Dances, Otoes, Migration, Language -- Chapter VI. Boyer's Creek, Visit to the Pawnees, Human sacrifices, Anecdote of the Petalesharoo, Appendix -- Chapter VII. Journey by land from St. Louis to Council Bluff, Grand River, Plains at the sources of the Little Platte, the Nishnebottana, & c., Departure of the expedition from Engineer Cantonment -- Chapter VIII. The Platte, Desert Plains, Mirage, Arrival at the Rocky Mountains -- Chapter IX. Sandstone formation at the base of the Rocky Mountains, The Platte within the mountains, Granitic mountains between the Platte and Arkansa, Castle Rock, Birds, Plants -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C
  • Volume XVI. Chapter I. Excursion to the Summit of the Peak, Mineral Springs, Coquimbo Owl, Encampment on the Arkansa -- Chapter II. A Detachment from the Exploring Party Ascend the Arkansa to the Mountains. Bell's Springs. Descent of the Arkansa. Grizzly Bear -- CHAPTER III. Natural Mounds. Kaskaia Indian and Squaw. Preparations for a Division of the Party. Sandstones of the High Plains South of the Arkansa. Fletz Trap Formation -- Chapter IV. Sufferings of the Party from Stormy Weather and Want of Provisions. Indications of an Approach towards Settlements. Inscribed Rock. Cervus Macrotis. Volcanic Origin of Amygdaloid -- Chapter V. Kaskaia Hunting Party. Indian Encampment. Unfriendly Behavior of the Kaskaias. Some Account of their Persons and Manners. Salt Plains. Cumancias -- CHAPTER VI. Sand Plains. Mississippi Hawk. Small-leaved Elm. Wild Horses. Hailstorm. Climate. Bisons. Grapes, Red Sand Formation. Gypsum - Chapter VII. Inconveniences Resulting from Want of Water. Wood Ticks. Plants. Loss of One of the Party. Honey Bees. Forests. Gray Sandstone. Indications of Coal. Limestone -- Chapter VIII. Osage Orange. Birds. Falls of the Canadian. Green Argillaceous Sandstone. Northern and Southern Tributaries of the Canadian. Cottonwood; Arrival at the Arkansa. Cane Brakes. Cherokees. Belle Point -- Chapter IX. The Party Proceed upon their Route. Thunderstorm. Some Account of the Kiawa, Kaskaia, Arrapaho, and Shienne Indians. New Species of Toad -- Chapter X. Arrapaho War-party. Tabanus. Rattlesnakes. Burrowing Owl. Departure of Bijeau and Ledoux for the Pawnee Villages. Scarcity of Timber. Great Herds of Bison. Wolves -- Chapter XI. Termination of the Great Bend of the Arkansa. letan War-party. Little Arkansa. Red River Fork. Little Neosho and Little Verdigrise Creeks -- Chapter XII. Indian Hunting Encampment. Brackish Water. The Party Pressed by Hunger. Forked-tailed Flycatcher. An Elevated, almost Mountainous, Range of Country. Desertion of Three Men. Red Water -- Chapter XIII. The Party Meet with Osage Indians. Some Account of this Nation. Manner of Taking Wild Horses -- Chapter XIV. Verdigrise River. Mr. Glenn's Trading-house. New Species of Lizard. Neosho or Grand River. Salt Works. Large Spider. Illinois Creek. Ticks. Arrival at Belle Point
  • Volume XVII. Chapter I. Journey from Belle Point to Cape Girardeau. Cherokee Indians. Osage War. Regulator's Settlements of White River -- Chapter II. Hot Springs of the Washita. Granite of the Cove. Saline River -- Chapter III. Red River. Exploring Expedition of 1806. Return to the Arkansa. Earthquakes -- A General Description of the Country traversed by the exploring Expedition / Stephen Harriman Long --Observations on the Mineralogy and Geology of a Part of the United States west of the Mississippi / Augustus Edward Jessup -- Calculations of Observations made...on a tour from the Council Bluffs on the Missouri River, westward along the river Platte to its head waters in the Rocky Mountains, thence southwardly to the head waters of the Arkansa and Canadian rivers, and down said rivers to Belle Point, performed in 1820. [From Philadelphia edition, 1823] / Stephen Harriman Long, and William Henry Swift -- Vocabularies of Indian Languages [from Philadelphia edition, 1823] / Thomas Say
  • Illustrations. Vol. 14. Map of the country drained by the Mississippi ; Facsimile of title page to volume 1 of James's account ; Indian record of a battle between the Pawnees and the Konzas, a fac-simile of the delineation upon a bison robe ; War dance in the interior of a Konza lodge ; Oto council ; Pawnee council -- Vol. 15. Distant view of the Rocky Mountains ; View of the chasm through which the Platte issues from the Rocky Mountains -- Vol. 16. Skin Lodges of Kaskaias ; Kiawa Encampment ; Kaskaia; Shienne Chief; Awappaho [Arrapaho] -- Vol. 16. Verticle section on the parallel of latitude 41 degrees North and on the parallel of latitude 35 degrees North
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