Debra Magpie EarlingPeter Koch

The Lost Journals of Sacajewea

Debra Magpie Earling, Peter Koch

The Lost Journals of Sacajewea



Edition Size



Digital print, Handmade paper


Kozo Paper, Twinrocker Da Vinci paper




Artist Book


15.5 × 10 in




Magnolia Editions, Peter Koch Printers

$ 4,500.00


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The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, which began as a project during the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition, is the result of a five-year collaboration between Native American writer Debra Magpie Earling and artist Peter Koch. 

The typeface is a version of the historic Fell types presumed to be the work of Dutch punchcutter Dirck Voskens and interpreted by Jonathan Hoefler in a conscious attempt to reproduce the imperfect image that the Fell types left on paper when printed in the 18th Century.

The text is printed on Twinrocker Da Vinci hand-made paper at Peter Koch Printers and bound at the press by Jonathan Gerken. The smoked buffalo rawhide cover paper was designed and hand-made by Amanda Degener especially for this edition at Cave Papers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The spine is beaded with trade beads and small caliber cartridge cases.

The images were prepared by Donald Farnsworth at Magnolia Editions and printed on Kozo hand-made paper with the assistance of Jonathan Gerken and Tallulah Terryll.

Digital print on handmade paper. Hand sewn binding. 15.5″ x 10.” 80 pages. Edition of 65. 2010.