The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied: April–September 1833

Maximilian of Wied, Prince Alexander Philipp

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Synopsis: Few historical chronicles are as informative and eloquent as the journal written by Prince Maximilian of Wied as a record of his journey into the North American interior in 1833, following the 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 him.

The first of the three volumes of the North American Journals recounts the prince's journey from Europe to St. Louis—then the edge of the frontier. Volume II vividly narrates his experiences on the upper Missouri and offers an unparalleled view of the 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 2,500 river miles from St. Louis near what is now Fort Benton, Montana. The handsome, oversize volume not only reproduces this historic document but also features every one of Maximilian's illustrations—more than 200 in all, including nearly 50 in color—from the original journal now housed at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Maximilian recorded detailed observations of flora, fauna, geology, and climate. From his unique, 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 customs, religious rituals, 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 Commission.

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Stephen S. Witte is Editor for the Maximilian Journals Project of the Margre H. Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum.



Marsha V. Gallagher, Director of the Maximilian Journals Project for the Margre H. Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, has published several works on Karl Bodmer’s art.



William J. Orr was a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department.



Dieter Karch is Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 544 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. HISTORY. The most complete record of this major expedition ever to appear in English Few historical chronicles are as informative and eloquent as the journals written by Prince Maximilian of Wied as a record of his journey into the North American interior in 1833-34, following the route Lewis and Clark had taken almost thirty years earlier.Maximilian's memorable descriptions of topography, Native peoples, natural history, and the burgeoning fur trade were further brought to life through the now-familiar watercolors and prints of Karl Bodmer, the young Swiss artist who accompanied him. The first two volumes of the North American Journals recount the prince's journey from Europe to St. Louis, then up the Missouri some 2,500 river miles to the expedition's western endpoint, Fort McKenzie, in what is today Montana. In this third, and final, volume, Maximilian vividly narrates his extended stay at Fort Clark (near today's Bismarck, North Dakota) and his return journey eastward across America and on to his home in Germany. Despite subzero temperatures and a shortage of food at Fort Clark during the winter of 1833-34, Maximilian continued to study and interview the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians who lived nearby, recording descriptions of their social customs, religious rituals, languages, material culture, and art. This handsome, oversize volume not only reproduces the prince's historic document but also features every one of his illustrationsÑnearly 100 in all, including several in colorÑfrom the original journal, along with other watercolors, now housed at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Publication of these journals, fifty years in the making and complete with extensive annotation, opens the 1830s American West to modern readers in an indispensable scholarly resource and a work of lasting beauty. This book is published with the assistance of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Stephen S. Witte is Editor for the Maximilian Journals Project of the Margre H. Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum. Dieter Karch Dieter Karch is Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jack F. Becker is Director of Joslyn Art Museum. Prince Maximilian Alexander Philipp (1782-1867), explorer, naturalist, and ethnologist from the city of Neuwied, Germany, first won acclaim for his expedition to Brazil in 1815-17. Marsha V. Gallagher, Curatorial Advisor for the Durham Center, has curated numerous exhibitions of western American art and is coauthor of Karl Bodmer's Eastern Views. This book is published with the assistance of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. (Key Words: History, Prince Maximilian of Wied, American West, Stephen S. Witte, Marsha V. Gallaher, Dieter Karch, Jack F. Becker). book. Bookseller Inventory # 72004X2

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Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 744 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. HISTORY. The most complete record of this major expedition ever to appear in English Few historical chronicles are as informative and eloquent as the journals written by Prince Maximilian of Wied as a record of his journey into the North American interior in 1833-34, following the route Lewis and Clark had taken almost thirty years earlier.Maximilian's memorable descriptions of topography, Native peoples, natural history, and the burgeoning fur trade were further brought to life through the now-familiar watercolors and prints of Karl Bodmer, the young Swiss artist who accompanied him. The first two volumes of the North American Journals recount the prince's journey from Europe to St. Louis, then up the Missouri some 2,500 river miles to the expedition's western endpoint, Fort McKenzie, in what is today Montana. In this third, and final, volume, Maximilian vividly narrates his extended stay at Fort Clark (near today's Bismarck, North Dakota) and his return journey eastward across America and on to his home in Germany. Despite subzero temperatures and a shortage of food at Fort Clark during the winter of 1833-34, Maximilian continued to study and interview the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians who lived nearby, recording descriptions of their social customs, religious rituals, languages, material culture, and art. This handsome, oversize volume not only reproduces the prince's historic document but also features every one of his illustrationsÑnearly 100 in all, including several in colorÑfrom the original journal, along with other watercolors, now housed at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Publication of these journals, fifty years in the making and complete with extensive annotation, opens the 1830s American West to modern readers in an indispensable scholarly resource and a work of lasting beauty. This book is published with the assistance of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Stephen S. Witte is Editor for the Maximilian Journals Project of the Margre H. Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum. Dieter Karch Dieter Karch is Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jack F. Becker is Director of Joslyn Art Museum. Prince Maximilian Alexander Philipp (1782-1867), explorer, naturalist, and ethnologist from the city of Neuwied, Germany, first won acclaim for his expedition to Brazil in 1815-17. Marsha V. Gallagher, Curatorial Advisor for the Durham Center, has curated numerous exhibitions of western American art and is coauthor of Karl Bodmer's Eastern Views. This book is published with the assistance of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. (Key Words: History, Prince Maximilian of Wied, American West, Stephen S. Witte, Marsha V. Gallaher, Dieter Karch, Jack F. Becker). book. Bookseller Inventory # 72004X4

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