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The Resource American interior : the quixotic journey of John Evans, his search for a lost tribe and how, fuelled by fantasy and (possibly) booze, he accidentally annexed a third of North America, or, Footnotes : a fantastical, musical quest in search of the remains of Don Juan Evans, Gruff Rhys

American interior : the quixotic journey of John Evans, his search for a lost tribe and how, fuelled by fantasy and (possibly) booze, he accidentally annexed a third of North America, or, Footnotes : a fantastical, musical quest in search of the remains of Don Juan Evans, Gruff Rhys

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American interior : the quixotic journey of John Evans, his search for a lost tribe and how, fuelled by fantasy and (possibly) booze, he accidentally annexed a third of North America, or, Footnotes : a fantastical, musical quest in search of the remains of Don Juan Evans
Title
American interior
Title remainder
the quixotic journey of John Evans, his search for a lost tribe and how, fuelled by fantasy and (possibly) booze, he accidentally annexed a third of North America, or, Footnotes : a fantastical, musical quest in search of the remains of Don Juan Evans
Statement of responsibility
Gruff Rhys
Title variation
Footnotes
Title variation remainder
a fantastical, musical quest in search of the remains of Don Juan Evans
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1792, John Evans, a twenty-two-year-old farmhand from Snowdonia, Wales, travelled to America to discover whether there was, as widely believed, a Welsh-speaking Native American tribe The Madogwys still walking the Great Plains. During the course of an extraordinary adventure, Evans wrestled the largest river reptiles ever seen in the Mississippi, hunted bison with the Omaha tribe, defected to the Spanish in St Louis, annexed North Dakota from the British, and created the map that guided Lewis and Clark on their legendary expedition. In the summer of 2012, Gruff Rhys - himself a distant relative of Evans - retraced the explorer's route through the heart of the continent by means of a series of solo gigs accompanied by little more than an acoustic guitar, a PowerPoint presentation and a three-foot high felt avatar of John Evans. Brilliantly documenting both men's odysseys, American Interior explores how wild fantasies interact with hard history, and how myth-making can inspire humans to partake in crazy, vain pursuits of glory, including exploration, war and the creative arts
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
978./01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F598
LC item number
.R49 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
American interior : the quixotic journey of John Evans, his search for a lost tribe and how, fuelled by fantasy and (possibly) booze, he accidentally annexed a third of North America, or, Footnotes : a fantastical, musical quest in search of the remains of Don Juan Evans, Gruff Rhys
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780241146019
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn885225383
  • UtOrBLW
Label
American interior : the quixotic journey of John Evans, his search for a lost tribe and how, fuelled by fantasy and (possibly) booze, he accidentally annexed a third of North America, or, Footnotes : a fantastical, musical quest in search of the remains of Don Juan Evans, Gruff Rhys
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780241146019
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn885225383
  • UtOrBLW

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