The Journals of Patrick Gass: Member of the Lewis and

The Journals of Patrick Gass: Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Lewis Clark Expedition) [Reading] ➽ The Journals of Patrick Gass: Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Lewis Clark Expedition) By Patrick Gass – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Seargeant Patrick Gass was one of the few members of the Lewis and Clark expedition to keep a continuous log of the entire epic journey His simple and direct wrting style along with his emphasis on th Seargeant Patrick Gass was one of the of Patrick eBook ↠ few members of the Lewis and Clark expedition to keep a continuous log of the entire epic journey His simple and direct wrting style The Journals Epub / along with his emphasis on the daily activities of the trip made Gass's journal accessible to the general reader than other firsthand accounts and revealed the optimistic spirit of the expedition The Journals of Patrick PDF/EPUB ¿ determined and resolute characterof the corps and the confidence which pervaded all ranks dispelled every emotion of fear and anxiety for the present; while a sense of duty and of the honour Journals of Patrick Gass: Member PDF/EPUB ² which would attend the completion of the object of the expedition; a wish to gratify the expectations of the government and of our fellow citizens with the feelings which novelty and discovery invariably inspire seemed to insure to us ample support in our future toils suffering and dangersIn this new edition Carol MacGregor's thorough annotation of the journal and the inclusion of Gass's recently discovered personal account ledger lend new insight into the life and work of Patirck Gass The Journals of Patrick Gass represents a significant contribution to the study of the Lewis and Clark expedition essential for everyone intersted in the history of Western expansion.


6 thoughts on “The Journals of Patrick Gass: Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Lewis Clark Expedition)

  1. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    My last name is GassI had to read this book LOLThis book is surprisingly easy to read as it was written during the Lewis and Clark expedition The language is straight forward and the accounts are not only relatively short and to the point but I found them very interesting True the book is full of accounts of how many deer the hunting party brought in and where the flat boat got stuck and for how long and what other boats were in serviceBut it's also filled with accounts of meetings with the Native American tribes along the wayand when I read of landmarks it always struck me that these were records of the first time official American notice was taking place of these placesThis book has been printed before and stayed in print since it was first publishedI think it's worth it


  2. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    My last name is GassI had to read this book LOLThis book is surprisingly easy to read as it was written during the Lewis and Clark expedition The language is straight forward and the accounts are not only relatively short and to the point but I found them very interesting True the book is full of accounts of how many deer the hunting party brought in and where the flat boat got stuck and for how long and what other boats were in serviceBut it's also filled with accounts of meetings with the Native American tribes along the wayand when I read of landmarks it always struck me that these were records of the first time official American notice was taking place of these placesThis book has been printed before and stayed in print since it was first publishedI think it's worth it


  3. Buck Edwards Buck Edwards says:

    My wife and I have been to Fort Mandan in North Dakota and to Fort Clatsop in Oregon a number of times In fact it was at the Fort Clatsop Visitor's Center where I bought this book this spring We have followed the Corps of Discovery trail as much and as often as possible so this fine addition to the day by day activity of Sergeant Gass and the Corp was very rewarding Patrick Gass a fairly articulate journalist offered a good deal of information not just about the struggles and hardships but an abundance of details about the country and its features and of the natives they encountered this last with the upmost honesty I enjoyed it to the end


  4. R.G. Ziemer R.G. Ziemer says:

    This was a bargain I couldn't resist a brand new book still in plastic wrapper on clearance at the Mark Twain Book Store in Virginia City NV The important thing of course is the journal Patrick Gass kept while a member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery Though not as colorful or detailed as Lewis's journal or as thorough and complete as Clark's it still made enjoyable reading Gass who was elected by the men and named sergeant after Floyd's death kept his journal with commendable dedication; the only lapses were in situations when he was clearly too busy or exhausted to sit around a campfire jotting down notes Mostly repetitious unemotional and matter of fact Gass's entries do reflect his personal interests the weather the lay of the land along the rivers state and nature of the animals hunted and eaten along the way the character of the Indians they met Since Gass was probably taken on partly due to his carpentry skills of particular interest was the construction of their shelters and the forts they wintered in at Ft Mandan on the Missouri and Ft Clatsop near the Columbia Gass was responsible for much of the construction as well of course for the ongoing work of building and repairing canoes making bull boats paddles and just about everything elseThe second part of the volume consists of a number of account books kept by Gass after he had returned to civilian life in Wellsburg West Virginia These are offered to some extent to counter charges that the expedition journal was heavily edited and much bowdlerized by the publisher Gass's journal was the first published in 1807 but the original has been lost so speculation about the originality of the work has always diminished its academic value Too bad But the account books are original and Carol Lynn MacGregor of Boise State University offers them as a strong indication of the author's literacy and his ability to organize and record his thoughts and affairsIt was interesting skimming over the accounts but it helps that MacGregor's notes draw attention to significance of the entries which span the periods of 1826 1837 and 1847 1848 Likewise her introductory text gives a brief but entertaining bio of the crusty old tobacco chewing hard drinking frontiersman Gass was one of the eldest members of the expedition to begin with just a few months younger than Clark After the expedition he stayed in the army and lost an eye during the War of 1812 At the age of 60 he married a 22 year old woman who bore 7 children 5 surviving He outlived his young wife and every last one of his old comrades passing on at the age of 98


  5. bert-bobbi bert-bobbi says:

    Patrick Gass was from Chambersburg PA where my husband was born so we picked this book to read out loud to each other Meriweather Lewis died three years after the Corps of Discovery's 30 month trip to the Pacific and back on behalf of Jefforson's manifest destiny philosophy Lewis never managed to compile the journals from all the 30 Corps members after his death it was finally compiled Gass jumped out there right after the completion of the trip and published his journal as a source of income while the event was fresh in the public's eye This version contains annotation by the editors note Gass's original journal was edited in his day before publishing for some grammar spelling and format Overall a very good read to get a feel for the arduous trip if you keep in mind that it is journal format


  6. Rachelfm Rachelfm says:

    I thought this was in some ways readable than the Journals of Lewis and Clark It provided valuable insights for my project I found Carol Lynn MacGregor's extensive notes and scholarship to be extremely valuable


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