A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell

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Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
Abbe, Cleveland, 348
abolitionists, 28, 31–34, 285 Powell's parents as, 32, 33–34
acequias (community ditches), 352
Adair, George, 238, 253
Adams, “Captain” Samuel, 159–60, 197–99, 247
Adams, Charles Kendall, 541
Adams, Henry, 383–84, 393, 438, 450, 524, 533
Adams, Marion, 394
Adams, Nate, 253
advertising, 462
African Americans,xiii, 28, 100–101 in Washington, D.C., 386 see also slavery
Agassiz, Alexander, 361, 429–30, 431, 513
Agassiz, Louis, 314–15, 429
agrarian ideal, 68–69 Jefferson and, 40, 346, 347 Powell and, 496–97, 499–500
agrarian protest movement, 496–97, 511. See also People's Party
agriculture, 346 and Jeffersonian grid, 40–42, 346 Powell's direct experience with, 44–47 see also aridity; irrigation
Alarcen, Hernando de, 128
Alaska, 396
Alden, Henry, 331
Aldine, The, 302
Allen, Rhodes, 135, 143, 145, 146, 149
Allison, Sen. William, 424, 504. See also Allison commission
Allison commission, 424–27, 430–33 Powell's testimony to, 425–27 vindication of Powell by, 432–33
Alvord, Henry, 485
American Anthropologist,439, 450, 556, 558
American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS), 440, 441–42 Powell as president of, 384, 570
American Ethnological Society, 397
American Forestry Association (AFA), 486, 488
American Journal of Science and Arts, 310–11
American Philosophical Society, 61
Anaheim, Calif., 526
Anasazi, 181–82, 264–65 ruins of, 181, 188, 231, 264
Ancient Society (Morgan), 443–44
Angell, James, 317
Anthony, Susan B., 546

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Prologue - Green River Station, 1869 ix
  • Part One - Northern Days 1
  • Chapter 1 - A Mission to America 3
  • Chapter 2 - Rising on the Prairie 37
  • Chapter 3 - The Hornets' Nest of War 85
  • Part Two - Canyons of the Colorado 107
  • Chapter 4 - Westward the Naturalist 109
  • Chapter 5 - Down the Great Unknown 155
  • Chapter 6 - Surveying the High Plateaus 203
  • Chapter 7 - Kapurats 261
  • Chapter 8 - The Sublimest Thing on Earth 297
  • Chapter 9 - Democracy Encounters the Desert 337
  • Part Three - Washington, D.C. 381
  • Chapter 10 - Myths and Maps 383
  • Chapter 11 - Redeeming the Earth 437
  • Chapter 12 - The Problem of the West 467
  • Chapter 13 - Journey's End 533
  • Notes 575
  • Bibliography 611
  • Acknowledgments 645
  • Index 647
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