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by Stephen Harding Hart,Archer Butler Hulbert,Mark L. Gardner


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Mark L Gardner, Stephen Harding Hart, Archer Butler Hulbert. Army General James Wilkinson assigned Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers

Mark L Gardner, Stephen Harding Hart, Archer Butler Hulbert. Throughout the journey, Pike maintained a journal, describing terrain, Indians, hardships, and the group's daily activities. In present-day southern Colorado's San Luis Valley, Pike and his men were captured by the Spanish. Many of his papers were confiscated by Spanish authorities, not to be uncovered until the early twentieth century.

Stephen Harding Hart and Archer Butler Hulbert, ed. with a new introduction by Mark L. Gardner. The Southwestern Journals of Zebulon Pike, 1806–1807. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006. v. + 280 pp. ISBN: 0826333907. Western Carolina University.

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Archer Butler Hulbert, FRGS (Jan 26, 1873 – December 24, 1933), historical geographer, writer, and professor of American history, son of Rev. Calvin Butler Hulbert and Mary Elizabeth Woodward, was born in Bennington, Vermont. His father later became. His father later became President of Middlebury College. Hulbert was married twice. On September 10, 1901 he married Mary Elizabeth Stacy, who died in 1920. On June 16, 1923 he married Dorothy Printup. He had two daughters by each wife.

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Pike, Zebulon; Hart, Stephen & Hulbert, Archer (ed. Published by The Stewart Commission of Colorado College & The Denver Public Library (1932).

Hart, Stephen . Hulbert, Archer . eds. (2006). The Southwestern Journals of Zebulon Pike 1806-1807. The Journals of Zebulon M. Pike, with Letters and Related Documents, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1966. University of New Mexico. Hollon, W. Eugene (1949). Merk, Frederick, History of the Westward Movement, Knopf, New York, 1978. Nobles, Gregory . American Frontiers: Cultural Encounters and Continental Conquest, Hill and Wang, New York, 1997. Owsley, Frank . J. and Gene A. Smith, Filibusters and Expansionists: Jeffersonian Manifest Destiny, 1800–1821, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1997.

In 1806, U.S. Army General James Wilkinson assigned Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers. From St. Louis, the lieutenant's modest party traveled across the Great Plains to the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Throughout the journey, Pike maintained a journal, describing terrain, Indians, hardships, and the group's daily activities. In present-day southern Colorado's San Luis Valley, Pike and his men were captured by the Spanish and taken to Santa Fe, where many of his papers were confiscated by Spanish authorities, not to be uncovered until the early twentieth century.

Pike was taken south by the Spanish to Chihuahua, Mexico. Along the route, he was a keen observer of Spanish settlements, military strength, commerce, natural resources, Indian tribes, and more. Finally, the Spanish governor had Pike and his party escorted through Texas, to Natchitoches, Louisiana, where they arrived on July 1, 1807.

This valuable and long-out-of-print edition of Pike's Southwestern journals is being reissued on the bicentennial of the journey. Editors Hart and Hulbert provide extensive commentary to the journals, as well as significant essays on Pike's papers and the purpose of his famed expedition.


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Ann
Z. Pike is a man of history that all should know. His Journal is reproduced and you get a first hand view of the Southwest in 1806 from a very literate and educated man. The forward and footnotes give you the politics and characters of the Burr conspiracy, which clouded Pike's reputation for so long. Pike was killed in the War of 1812 and the dirty rotten scoundrels used him as a cover for their crimes, Pike's experiences are like a movie, exploring without food or water for days, returning Indian captives to their home and, then, being captured by the Spanish and escorted to his home in incredible style. I am very appreciative of this reprint, so that I have my own copy of the Journal for teaching material.
Dorintrius
Pretty good history, lots n lots of documentation. A bit hard to read, but very good history.
Wal
Hart and Hulbert provide an outstanding and logical defense of the Pike Expedition and counter some of the lies and misconceptions associated with the journey. Basically written for historians and researchers, the book format is generally a reprint of the journals with interpretations and comments below each page. The forward by Mr. Gardner is very good, and the explanation of the purpose of the expedition is explained in relative detail. Generally appropriate for anyone interested in the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, but ,once again, even more interesting to researchers and historians.

-T.R.
Danskyleyn
I believe there is a Lakeside Classics version of this journal and which is probably better suited for the general reader.

This edition is clotted with cartographic and historical minutia only of interest to geographers and historians. The geographical facts are given in excruciating detail. And most of the historical detail is obsessed with debunking a theory put forward by other historians that Pike had been sent on this expedition for the purpose of spying on the neighboring Spanish possessions. Many of the dull, dry letters exchanged by Pike and his patron, General Wilkinson, are included in full. These two were sending "expresses" back and forth to each other for fully the first half of the expedition.

The expedition itself is not very interesting. The first half is taken up with diplomatic maneuvers taken to patch up relations between the Osage and the Pawnee and to remind them both just who their big Washington daddy is. The second half is a boring, almost Club Med style vacation as the guests of the Spanish government in New Mexico, and Pike's eventual escort back to the American territories. There's a brief interlude in between these too halves where Pike gets his party lost in the dead of winter and they proceed to starve and get crippling frostbite, which is kind of interesting in a hardship-porn kind of way.

Overall, this whole thing is just a boring historical footnote.
Kitaxe
Wow absolutely riveting adventure.
Hostile indians, Spanish soldiers, parched deserts, waist deep snowstorms, starvation, imprisonment, espionage.
Journal entries show the heart of the man.
A real eye opener about another outstanding American.
Uscavel
If you are a fan of American exploration a la Lewis and Clark and enjoy reading excerpts of travel journals, you will find this book interesting. While it does focus at times on the political wrangling relating to the US's expansion post-Louisiana Purchase, and contacts with the Spanish, it remains a fascinating tale with which most history buffs are not famliar.
Having traveled in the areas of Colorado described therein I found it interesting and enjoyable. Though not a book for the casual reader, for those of you interested in the subject matter and time period this has proven to be a wonderful gem of a discovery and I would encourage you to read it.
Fearlessrunner
With a love of exploration I could hardly put this book down until the last page. A great tribute to an early explorer of the American West.
The Southwestern Journals of Zebulon Pike, 1806-1807 download epub
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Author: Stephen Harding Hart,Archer Butler Hulbert,Mark L. Gardner
ISBN: 0826333893
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (April 15, 2006)
Pages: 286 pages