October 29, 2022 | Last updated Jan 22, 2024

What’s inside the “Engineer Cantonment” issue of Nebraska History

The Spring 2018 issue of Nebraska History is devoted to the history and archeology of Engineer Cantonment. The 80-page magazine comes with a membership to the Nebraska State Historical Society. Single copies are available for $9.95 through the Nebraska History Museum.

Here’s the table of contents (linked to PDFs):

“Science and Survival at Engineer Cantonment: Archeological and Natural History Investigations at the Winter Quarters of the 1819-1820 Stephen H. Long Expedition”

Edited by John R. Bozell, Robert E. Pepperl, and Gayle F. Carlson

The 1819-1820 scientific expedition led by Major Stephen H. Long was as an important episode in the history of the American West. The winter stay at Engineer Cantonment is arguably the expedition’s most scientifically significant episode, but for more than a century the site’s Missouri River location was lost. This issue of Nebraska History tells the story of the expedition and of the site’s rediscovery and investigation by Nebraska State Historical Society archeologists.

Part 1: Introduction and the Long Expedition

Robert E. Pepperl and John R. Bozell

Part 2: The Long Expedition Stay at Engineer Cantonment

Robert E. Pepperl

Part 3: Discovering Engineer Cantonment and the Archeological Investigation

Gayle F. Carlson, Robert E. Pepperl, and John R. Bozell

Part 4: Material Recovered from the Archeological Investigation

John R. Bozell, Robert E. Pepperl, Gayle F. Carlson, Carl R. Falk, and Karen A. Steinauer

Part 5: Science at Engineer Cantonment

Hugh H. Genoways and Brett C. Ratcliffe

Part 6: An Engineer Cantonment Bestiary: The Art of Titian Ramsay Peale

Hugh H. Genoways and Thomas E. Labedz

Part 7: Engineer Cantonment and the Archeology of Exploration

John R. Bozell and Robert E. Pepperl

Acknowledgments (included in file linked above)

Postscript: 100 Years of Nebraska History


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