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Big Sky Rivers: The Yellowstone and Upper Missouri

By: Robert Kelley Schneiders

384 pages, 18 photos

University Press of Kansas

Hardback | Oct 2003 | #145974 | ISBN: 0700612645
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About this book

This is the tale of 2 rivers, a history of the majestic Missouri and how it was once wedded to the Yellowstone. Though quite different today - one dammed into reservoirs, the other unregulated with a semblance of wildness - they were once linked ecologically and geographically.


Contents

The Upper Missouri; Bison world; Buffalo people; Explorers beyond the Platte - Lewis and Clark and the Upper Missouri; In search of place - the Sioux, Euro-America, and the Upper Missouri;To the horizon - the Teton Sioux move west; A hydraulic empire - the corps and reclamation service in the Upper Missouri; Try and try again - schemes to dam the Yellowstone; Vanishing act - Pick, Sloan, the Upper Missouri, and Yellowstone; The world we have wrought - the Upper Missouri in contemporary perspective.


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