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Chapter 11, Natural history studies, section 11.2, pages 274-302

In Archeological Investigations at Engineer Cantonment: Winter Quarters of the 1819-1820 Long Expedition, Eastern Nebraska

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

Lincoln, Nebraska: History Nebraska, 2018

History Nebraska Publications in Anthropology, number 12


Copyright 2018, Nebraska History. Used by permission.


Includes an overview of the work of American nature artist Titian Ramsay Peale as part of the Stephen H. Long Expedition, 1819-1820, at Engineer Cantonment in eastern Nebraska, USA.

Includes textual descriptions and/or reproductions of watercolors and lined drawings by Peale of banded killifish (Fundulus diaphanous), American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrothynchos), Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus/Falco lagopus), Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis tabida), Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos), Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea), Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus), Black-billed Magpies (Pica hudsonia), northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda), North American least shrew (Cryptotis parva), eastern red bat (Lasiuris borealis), bobcat (Lynx rufus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), coyote (Canis latrans), cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus sp.), jackrabbit (Lepus sp.), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginicanus), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana), Thomas Say's dusky wolf (Canis nubilis/Canis lupus nubilis), gray wolf (Canis lupus), American bison (Bison bison), long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata), North American river otter (Lontra canadensis), American badger (Taxidea taxus), eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus), muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), mink (Neovison vison), and meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius).