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This illustration of Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike is taken from an account of his military expedition from western Louisiana to the interior parts of New Spain conducted between 1806 and 1807. Zebulon Pike was an army lieutenant sent by the U.S. government to explore the southern part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1806. Upon his return, Pike prepared a report to the U.S. government in which he described the Plains as the "Great American Desert."
This image can be used to discuss Zebulon Pike's exploration of western lands.
Item Number: 214979
Call Number: CG 917.8 P63
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 214979
Collections - Library
Curriculum - 4th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Individuals and developments (Benchmark 1) - Early Kansas explorers (Indicator 3)
Curriculum - The Kansas Journey - Chapter 3: Kansas as a Crossroads: Invasions and Encounters
Date - 1800-1854
Environment - Geology
Environment - Landscape
Environment - Natural resources
Environment - Plants
Environment - Water - Rivers
Environment - Wildlife
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Military - Service - Army
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Book
People - American Indians
People - Notable People - Pike, Zebulon
Thematic Time Period - Exploration, 1541-1820
Type of Material - Printed materials - Books - Illustrations