This volume and the previous two rely largely on the editorial work of previous books in this edition. Therefore, the editorial notes and supporting material in these three books owe a debt to former consultants and friends of the project. Once again we extend our great appreciation to the unselfish work of these generous people.
Nevertheless, we have several persons to thank specifically for help with this volume. Both the original and fair copy versions of Private Joseph Whitehouse's journal are at Newberry Library, Chicago, where we were assisted by Robert W. Karrow, Jr., Administrative Curator of Special Collections. At our host institution, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, help came from John R. Wunder, Linda J. Ratcliffe, and Gretchen Walker of the Center for Great Plains Studies, and from Thomas W. Dunlay, Doris VanSchooten, and Mary Higginbotham of the project.
The project received financial support from Samuel H. Douglas, III (Whittier, California), Nelson S. Weller (Piedmont, California), the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency.
We extend our most sincere appreciation to these individuals. Any shortcomings in the present work, however, are entirely the fault of the editor.