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The Society for the History of Discoveries
45th Annual Meeting
September 9-11, 2004
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming USA



Cody, Wyoming – September 9–11, 2004

Thursday, September 9

5:00 – 6:30 pm Registration, Holiday Inn Lobby, 1701 Sheridan Avenue

5:30 – 8:00 pm
Self tours of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (BBHC)
 6:00 – 7:00 pmTour of Whitney Gallery by Curator Sarah E. Boehme
 6:30 pmEvening Reception with cash bar. Lower Level, Draper Museum of Natural History
Friday, September 10

7:00 – 8:30 am SHD Council Breakfast Meeting, Holiday Inn.

8:00 – 9:00 am Registration, coffee and pastries (all following sessions at BBHC unless otherwise noted)

9:00 – 9:30 am Welcoming Addresses, Coe Auditorium
Richard Francaviglia, President of the Society for the History of Discoveries
Robert Shimp, Director, Director, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Ralph E. Ehrenberg, Program Chair and Vice President, Society for the History of Discoveries

9:30 – 10:20 am Opening Address: John Logan Allen, Exploring the West of Wonder: Colter’s Hell to National Park, 1807-1872

10:20 – 10:40 am Break

10:40 – 12:00 pm Session I: Society for the History of Discoveries? Society for the History of Exploration?: The Meaning of Discovery and Exploration Presiding: Ed Dahl
* The Society for the History of "Discoveries"? – Barbara McCorkle
* A Geographer's Reflections on Exploration and Discovery – Sanford Bederman
 12:10 – 1:50 pmLuncheon Buffet, BBHC Braun Garden
* David Buisseret, Presentation Concerning The New Oxford Companion to Exploration
* Jim Garry, Who left Crandall's head impaled on his miner's pick? Place Names of the Upper Lamar River.
 2:00 – 3:30 pmSession II: The First Explorers: The Unrecognized Role of Native Peoples in Discovery and Exploration Presiding: Herman J. Viola
* The Role of Native Peoples in the Exploration of the Southeast – Louis DeVorsey
* The Changing Role of Indians in the Exploration of Canada: Cartier (1534) to Mackenzie (1794) – Conrad E. Heidenreich
* A Perspective from a Northern Plains’ Tribal Historian - Joseph Medicine Crow
 3:30 – 3:45 pmBreak
 3:45 – 5:15 pmConcurrent Session III-1: The Art of Western Exploration Organized by Ronald Grim; Presiding: Wesley A. Brown
* Views of the Borderlands: The U. S. Mexico Boundary Report – Paula Rebert
* Albert H. Campbell: Civil Engineer, Cartographer and Artist – Richard W. Stephenson
* Exploration Images: Stevens’ Northern Pacific Railroad Survey – Paul McDermott

Concurrent Session III-2: From the South Seas to the Far North Presiding: Bruce B. Solnick
* A Little Known Circumnavigation - Robert Highbarger
* Historians and the Russian Expeditions of 1725 – 1741 led by Vitus Bering: Reflections and Commentary – Carol Urness
* The Discovery and Mapping of the Colville River, North Slope of Alaska – H. Jesse Walker and Molly McGraw
 6:00 – 9:00 pmBanquet Dinner – Holiday Inn, Taggart Ball Room
 6:00Cash bar
 7:00
Dinner

Presentation of Annual Awards. Presiding: Sanford Bederman
 8:15Speaker: Herman J. Viola, The View from the River Bank: Western Indians Meet Lewis and Clark
Saturday, September 11 Buffalo Bill Historical Center

8:00 – 8:30 am Coffee and pastries

8:30 – 9:30 am Concurrent Session IV-1: Columbus Revisited Presiding: Don McGuirk
* The Transatlantic Tracks of Christopher Columbus – Keith Pickering
* The Fourth Island: Una Isla Sin Nombre? – William Dunwoody

Concurrent Session IV-2: John Wesley Powell and The West Presiding: George Chalou
* GPS in 1869: The Geographical Powell Survey – Richard D. Quartaroli
* John Wesley Powell and the Popular Press – Marcia L. Thomas

9:30 – 9:40 am Break

9:40 - 10:40 am Concurrent Session V-1: Exploring the American Southwest Presiding: Dennis Reinhartz
* The Error of the Southwest: The Myth of the Fountain of Waters and the Accidental Completion of President Jefferson’s Continental Portage – John Jackson
* Editing the Journals of Juan Crespi and Others – Alan K. Brown
 

Concurrent Session V-2: Mapping and Exploration Presiding: Susan Danforth
* Mapping Post-Colonial Anxieties - Alistair Maeer
* Polyphemus africanus: Mapping Cannibals in the History of the Cross River Region of Nigeria, ca. 1500 – 1985 – Christopher Slogar

10:40 - 10:50 am Break

10:50 – 11:50 am Closing Addresses Presiding: Ralph E. Ehrenberg
* Distinguished Speaker: John Parker, The Society for the History of Discoveries: Some Personal Reflections, 1960 – 2004
* President’s Address: Richard Francaviglia, Voyage Pittoresque: Emmanuel Henri Domenech’s Exploration of the American West, 1850 – 1860

11:50 – 12:30 pm SHD Business Meeting

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