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Harriman Expedition Retraced

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After the
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2001
Expedition
Journals

mammal list - part I
Mammal
List:
July 21 -
August 5

bird list - part 1
Bird List:
July 21 -
August 5

mammal list - part2
Mammal
List:
August 5 - 20

bird list -part 2
Bird List:
August 5 - 20

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Journals from the 2001 Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced


The daily journals from the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition provide us with some of the most valuable primary documents about that trip. Unlike the published sources, these day-to-day reflections from those on the Elder give us a look at the ways in which personality and coincidence affected the outcome of that expedition. Without Frederick Dellenbaugh's highly-detailed writings, for example, we would not know the origin of the rough map that eventually led Harriman to the totems at the Tlingit village of Cape Fox. Without John Burroughs's private notes, we would not know how deeply sea-sick and homesick the nature writer had been in Alaska.

It is likely that the same will hold true for the 2001 journals, produced by three members of the Young Explorers Team. The more formal reports will tell us about the science, nature and culture of coastal Alaska in 2001, but Clare Baldwin tells us how basketball served as a bridge between cultures, and how tourists reacted when they found a gift shop on a tiny island in the Bering Sea.

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