Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lewis and Clark in "The Bottle of Thunder" Part 2

8 comments:

David Miles said...

I snorted when Jefferson said, "Bring me back a wooly Mammoth... a baby one!" Was that really the point of their expedition? I can be pretty gullible sometimes... better google it ;).

Jessica said...

He probably also wanted some sexy native concubines, imagining the west to be full of woolly mammoths and topless chicks with fur loincloths. You know Jefferson . . . ;)

Nathan said...

It sounds totally crazy, but getting a mammoth for T.J. was on the "To-Do" list.

Take a look:

Fourth paragraph down:

http://www.nathpo.org/Many_Nations/mn_news17.html

DaNae said...

What a luscious bit of knowledge. I wonder if that is where Patricia Wrede got her idea for her new book, The Thirteenth Child.

Can't wait til tommorrow to find out interesting factoid #2, don't know what will top Mammoths.

Emnia E. said...

Whoa! I didn't even know half of that! I should tell my history class 'bout this.... The teacher would have a cow! ;)

Nathan said...

I hadn't heard of The Thirteenth Child, but I just spent fifteen minutes reading about people who are angry at the author. She wrote a fantasy version of the American frontier and decided to not include any Native Americans? Sounds like trouble. I'll have to read it.

I'm glad Rapunzel's fantasy America has Native Americans, otherwise, Jack wouldn't be in it!

Also, I know I shouldn't, but I love the word "Factoid."

David Miles said...

Whoa! It's true :). I love it! I think you might have missed out on using the town name, Big Bone Lick, Kentucky in your comic. That would have thrown me off even more!

DaNae said...

I really enjoyed The Thirteenth Child, but it's a bit slow. I'm going to have a hard time selling it to my students. I have high hopes for the sequels. I think if you are writing a fanciful version of reality you can pretty much build it with or without any elements you want. Beside she never said there were no Native American's, possibly they had been taken out by the Mammoths and dragons before the European settlers showed up.