The Lost Journals of Sacajewea
Sacagawea -- poetry
Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806) -- poetry
Indians of North America -- west (US) -- poetry
Indians of North American -- west (US) -- pictorial works
Artists' books ; west (US) -- discovery and exploration -- poetry
West (US) -- description and travel -- poetry
The Lost Journals of Sacajewea began during the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the Spring of 2005. The Missoula Museum of Art had two exhibitions running simultaneously that were critical responses to the celebratory afflatus that customarily surrounds such events. I was at the museum to open my exhibition Nature Morte when I saw, hanging in the next gallery, a fragment of a poem that accompanied Native Perpectives on the Trail: A Contemporary American Indian Portfolio. I was introduced to the author Debra Magpie Earling, and based on that fragment, I proposed a collaboration. Over the next few years we met occasionally and worked sporadically on the concept while we each pursued our own busy and demanding schedules. By 2006 Debra had completed the writing, and in 2009 I collected the last photographs that I wished to accompany the text. Printing began in late 2009 and was completed in January 2010.
The typeface is a version of the historic Fell types presumed to be the work of Dutch punchcutter Dirck Voskens and interpreted by Jonathan Hoefler in a conscious attempt to reproduce the imperfect image that the Fell types left on paper when printed in the 18th Century. The Fell types have been described as "retaining a retrogressive old-style irregularity" which somehow seems appropriate given our purpose here in this book. The text is printed on Twinrocker DaVinci hand-made paper at Peter Koch Printers and bound at the press by Jonathan Gerken. The cover paper is from Cave Papers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Images prepared by Donald Farnsworth at Magnolia Editions on Kozo hand-made paper and printed with the assistance of Jonathan Gerken and Tallulah Terryll. Edition: 65 copies, of which five copies are designated hors commerce. Edition 4/65.
Earling, Debra Magpie
Koch, Peter (printer)
PS3605.A765 L6 2010
Berkeley : Editions Koch
University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
Artists' Book Collection
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Spine is beaded with two bullet-cartridges ; 63 unnumbered pages, double and single-sided illustrations.