[ISHMap-List] Reminder: Next RMMS meeting is January 24th, 5:30 PM at Denver Public Library
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The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the study and appreciation of maps and other items
of cartographic interest. The Society was formed in 1991 and is
based in Denver, Colorado.
January 24, 2017 Dr. Donald L. McGuirk:
The journey of the Yazoo Mingo Moncacht-Apé and its
possible influence on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Dr. Don McGuirk
5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room
This program is free and open to the community.
Moncacht-Apé was a Yazoo Indian interviewed by an early citizen of the
Louisiana Colony, Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz, sometime between 1718 and
1734. Moncacht-Apé told him of completing travel to the Pacific Ocean and
back, likely in the late 17th or early 18th century, 100 years before Lewis
and Clark. On his return to Paris, Le Page du Pratz published a book that
included the story of this Yazoo Indian. How this account affected the maps
of North America and perhaps the very route of Lewis and Clark will be the
subject of this PowerPoint presentation.
Dr. Donald L. McGuirk Jr. is a retired physician with a keen interest in
early world maps, cartographic myths, and early exploration of the New
World. He is a founding member and former president of the Rocky Mountain
Map Society. He has been a member of the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society
since its inception and a member of the Society for the History of
Discoveries for over thirty years. Dr. McGuirk is a member, in long
standing, of the Texas Map Society and the Washington Map Society. A summary
of his cartographic publications can be found at:
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