Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries, Explored in 1869-1870,1971 and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute

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Powell, John Wesley , “Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries, Explored in 1869-1870,1971 and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute ,” Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial, accessed August 27, 2014, http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/online-exhibits-dynamic/az100/items/show/150.

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Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries, Explored in 1869-1870,1971 and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute

Description

On May 24, 1869, leading a scientific expedition of ten in four wooden boats, Major John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) set out from Green River, Wyoming, to explore the Green and Colorado rivers through Grand Canyon. The large-format book includes an abundance of beautiful plates by William Henry Holmes and others depicting landscape and geology, as well as Hopi people, villages, ceremonies, and artifacts; Navajo textiles; and other items.
--Steve Cox.

Creator

Powell, John Wesley

Publisher

Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office, 1875.

Date

1875

Format

1 volume, 30 cm, 367 p.

Language

eng

Type

book

Identifier

F788 .S65 cop4 Sp Coll