Voyage of Domination, "Purchase" as Conquest, Sakakawea for Savagery: Distorted Icons from Misrepresentations of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

  title={Voyage of Domination, "Purchase" as Conquest, Sakakawea for Savagery: Distorted Icons from Misrepresentations of the Lewis and Clark Expedition},
  author={James V. Fenelon and Mary Louise Defender-Wilson},
  journal={Wicazo Sa Review},
  pages={104 - 85}
Imagery of Lewis and Clark as brave explorers making valuable discoveries between 1804 and 1806 in the vast and wild territories of the northwestern half of North America does great disservice to understanding the native peoples they met along the journey. Native societies in these areas lived in well-adapted social structures. With the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition rapidly approaching, many native scholars and traditionalists are making their own observations regarding the… 

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