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Trapped by the Ice!, Michael McCurdy (Walker & Co., 2002).  Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, the expedition ship, the Endurance, was finally crushed and Shackleton and his men made the very long and perilous journey across ice and stormy seas to reach inhabited land.  RL5.6
  The Great Journey: The Peopling of Ancient America, Brian M Fagan (1987).
  The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492, Alfred W. Crosby, Jr., (1972).
  The Broken Spears:  The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico, Miguel Leon-Portilla, (1962).

Read the narrative be Cabeza de Vaca of his journey across the Southwest in the 1530s. 

  • Kurt Leichtle (UW-River Falls) 

          Recommended Websites about the Lewis & Clark Expedition


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