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!Download Book ☪ Sign-Talker: The Adventure of George Drouillard on the Lewis and Clark Expedition ♋ In His Extraordinary Body Of Work, James Alexander Thom Does Than Bring The Past To Life He Makes Us Experience History As If We Were Witnessing It For The First Time Thom S New Novel Is An Enthralling Adventure With Fascinating Real Life Characters And A Heart Grabbing Narrative That Casts A Vivid Light On A Momentous Chapter In American HistoryFlint And Steel Begins Just After The Louisiana Purchase Thomas Jefferson Has Sent Meriwether Lewis And William Clark To Penetrate The Newly Acquired Territory, Journey Up The Missouri River, Cross The Rocky Mountains, And Reach The Glimmering Sea In The Far West To Survive, The Two Captains Need An Extraordinary Hunter Who Will Be Able To Provide The Expedition With Fresh Game, And A Sign Talker To Communicate With The Native Tribes They Choose George Drouillard It Is Drouillard, An Actual Historical Figure, Who Becomes Our Eyes And Ears On This Unforgettable OdysseyDrouillard, A Metis Raised Among The Shawnee, Cannot Fathom What Drives The Two Men Nor Can He Help But Admire Their Ingenuity And Courage As They Tackle The Journey Into The Unknown Along The Way, He Watches As They Shrewdly Shape And Discipline Their Force, Adding French Canadian Rivermen To Guide The Expedition Up The Missouri And An Indian Woman, Sacagawea, Who Will Play A Crucial Role In Negotiations With The Western TribesAfter Plunging Into An Unforgiving Land And Near Madness, The Triumphant Achievement Of Two Captains Will Be Eclipsed By An Overwhelming Tragedy That Will Touch Not Only Meriwether Lewis And The Frontier Tribes But George Drouillard Himself A Magnificent Tale Told With Intelligence And Insight, Flint And Steel Is Full Of Song And Suffering, Humor And Pathos James Alexander Thom Has Created The Rarest Reading Experience One That Entertains Us Even As It Shows Us A New Vision Of Our Nation, Our Past, And Ourselves From The Hardcover Edition Everything about Lewis Clark s Voyage of Discovery interests me, since reading about Sacajawea many years ago I have read the journals, Stephen Ambrose s books, been on accessible parts of the route, visited Fts Mandan Clatsop the museums So, when this book popped up on one of ebook bargain sites, I bought it was not disappointed. This book is beyond amazing It tells the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition through the eyes of George Drouillard, their main interpreter and most skilled hunter Lewis and Clark hired him before they left and he continued to work for Clark even after they returned This man you ve never heard of was a much bigger part of the expedition than Sacagawea The words of the author Because he went by his French name, most people who read about Lewis and Clark presume he was another of the thirty odd white men who made up the Corps of Discovery If he had ever given the captains his Shawnee name, it might have gotten into the journals, and he would have been conspicuous as a person of color in this Anglo American troop He does not deserve the obscurity that has clouded his name Without him, Lewis and Clark might well have failed to complete the trip He was an Indian and understood the doubts and feelings Indians had about these presumptuous white intruders. I loved this book What a great way to read about the expedition I wish all history could be written this way The alternate point of view presented by the narrator provided several ahh ha moments and even a few chuckles. This book opened my eyes to the Lewis and Clark Expedition I very much appreciated the perspective of Drouillard, who was half Native American and half French I had no idea how unlikely it was that they survived the trip at all Neither the Native Americans nor the rigors of the trip killed them off, surprisingly. Great read Gripping and interesting Point of view of Native American was very welcome Alexander Thom s wife Dark Rain is Shawnee, so no doubt helped Mr Thom in point of view Read it It is on my shelf to reread which I ve done at least 2x after the first You might be interested in finding outabout him and his books jamesalexanderthom dot comI did some follow on Lewis Clark expedition exploring This occurred on the exact dates and places of the Expedition 200 years to the date in 2003, etc Really great with period clothing and equipment Wow We were taught in school that Sacajawea was with Lewis and Clark for the whole trip as their interpreterboy, did we get scammed And George Droulliard got a raw deal in Lewis and Clark history.As for James Alexander Thomstill at the top of my favorite writers right now. Well written and well researched as far as I can tell Nice to get a perspective of the expedition from a Native American rather than the Euro centric, Manifest Destiny view that dominates history in the U.S. I ve really enjoyed Alexander Thom s other books about the Lewis Clark expedition I expected to findof the same in this book, as so many of his books overlap But it is very different, and I enjoyed it greatly I didn t realize that George Drouillard was an Indian, even though he had a French father I always thought with a name like George he was probably raisedas a white man This book presented the the expedition through the eyes of a Native American Great book I would recommend reading From Sea to Shining Sea first to get the Clark viewpoint of the expedition. I liked this book for the interesting perspective of Native American Life It held my interest to the end.