Saving Yellowstone : exploration and preservation in Reconstruction America
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Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2022.
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Large Print
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Center Point Large Print edition.
ISBN
1638083401, 9781638083405
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397 pages (large print) : maps, portraits, photographs ; 23 cm
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Published
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2022.
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Language
English
ISBN
1638083401, 9781638083405

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Regular print version previously published by Scribner.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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"Each year nearly four million people visit Yellowstone National Park--one of the most popular of all national parks--but few know the fascinating and complex historical context in which it was established. In late July 1871, the geologist-explorer Ferdinand Hayden led a team of scientists through a narrow canyon into Yellowstone Basin, entering one of the last unmapped places in the country. The survey's discoveries led to the passage of the Yellowstone Act in 1872, which created the first national park in the world. Now, author Megan Kate Nelson examines the larger context of this American moment, illuminating Hayden's survey as a national project meant to give Americans a sense of achievement and unity in the wake of a destructive civil war. Saving Yellowstone follows Hayden and two other protagonists in pursuit of their own agendas: Sitting Bull, a Lakota leader who asserted his peoples' claim to their homelands, and financier Jay Cooke, who wanted to secure his national reputation by building the Northern Pacific Railroad through the Great Northwest. Hayden, Cooke, and Sitting Bull staked their claims to Yellowstone at a critical moment in Reconstruction, when the Grant Administration and the 42nd Congress were testing the reach and the purpose of federal power across the nation."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Nelson, M. K. (2022). Saving Yellowstone: exploration and preservation in Reconstruction America (Center Point Large Print edition.). Center Point Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nelson, Megan Kate, 1972-. 2022. Saving Yellowstone: Exploration and Preservation in Reconstruction America. Center Point Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nelson, Megan Kate, 1972-. Saving Yellowstone: Exploration and Preservation in Reconstruction America Center Point Large Print, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Nelson, Megan Kate. Saving Yellowstone: Exploration and Preservation in Reconstruction America Center Point Large Print edition., Center Point Large Print, 2022.

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