The Journals of Lewis and Clark

The Journals of Lewis and Clark

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206184

Category: History

Page: 432

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At the dawn of the 19th century, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on an unprecedented journey from St. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean and back again. Their assignment was to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory and record the geography, flora, fauna, and people they encountered along the way. The tale of their incredible journey, meticulously recorded in their journals, has become an American classic. This single-volume, landmark edition of the famous journals is the first abridgement to be published in at least a decade.

Documents of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Documents of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: C. Bríd Nicholson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440854569

Category: History

Page: 320

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Through its extensive use of primary source materials and invaluable contextual notes, this book offers a documented history of one of the most famous adventures in early American history: the Lewis and Clark expedition. • Contextualizes the expedition as a part of Thomas Jefferson's vision of America • Documents all of the previous failed expeditions that Jefferson tried to organize • Explores the lives of Lewis, Clark, Sacagawea, and York, both before and after the expedition • Gives a detailed account of the preparations for the expedition • Notes the political and historical success of the expedition

Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, with Related Documents, 1783-1854

Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, with Related Documents, 1783-1854

Author: Donald Jackson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252006976

Category: History

Page: 452

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This beautiful two-volume, boxed set covers all aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition from its authorization and planning through Meriwether Lewis's violent death. A cornerstone of any library emphasizing the American West, Donald Jackson's splendid edition assembles letters, memoranda, and other documents of the expedition, providing detailed commentary and notes.

The Lewis and Clark Journals

The Lewis and Clark Journals

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803280394

Category: History

Page: 572

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The diaries and personal accounts of William Clark, Meriwether Lewis, and other members of their expedition chronicle their epic journey across North America in search of a river passage to the Pacific Ocean and describe their encounters with the Native American peoples of the West, exotic flora and fauna, and amazing natural wonders.

The Essential Lewis and Clark

The Essential Lewis and Clark

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426217289

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 484

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With nuanced observations from the star author and historian, here are the celebrated journals documenting Lewis and Clark's legendary expedition into the uncharted American West, abridged into a single volume and translated into modern English. At the start of the 19th century, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on an unprecedented voyage of discovery. Their assignment was to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory and record the geography, flora, fauna, and people they encountered along the way. This updated edition of the captains' journals combines historical insight from editor Anthony Brandt with the rich detail of Lewis and Clark's original writing, as well as archival maps and artwork. An enthralling portrait of the unspoiled West, this true-life adventure story is a window to the dawning of America--from encounters with grizzly bears to councils with tribal leaders and perilous mountain crossings.

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: March 23-June 9. 1806

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: March 23-June 9. 1806

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803228988

Category: History

Page: 402

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The seventh volume of this new, definitive edition of Lewis and Clark's journals begins as the expedition turns homeward. On March 23, 1806, the Corps of Discovery left FortøClatsop, their winter quarters on the Pacific Coast, for the long return journey to the United States. Although they were largely retracing their outbound route, their journals were still filled with descriptions of the country and its people, and new discoveries were yet to be made. They departed from the Columbia River at one point to take an overland shortcut between the Walla Walla and Snake rivers and reached the latter a little below the mouth of the Clearwater. Detained by winter snows at the edge of the Rockies, the Corps camped among the friendly Nez Perce Indians. Here, in modern west-central Idaho, the captains attended to sick Indians and continued their scientific studies while others in the party passed the time hunting and socializing. By June 9 the captains decided to resume their move eastward. According to the Nez Perces, the snow would not be gone from the mountains along the Lolo Trail until early July, but the party, looking homeward, left the Clearwater valley for the flats above the river. Incorporating substantial new scholarship concerning all aspects of the expedition from Indian languages to plants and animals to details of geography and history, this edition greatly expands and updates the annotation of the last one, published in 1904?5.

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: April 7-July 27, 1805

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: April 7-July 27, 1805

Author: Gary E. Moulton

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803228775

Category: History

Page: 548

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When the Atlas of the Lewis and Clark Expedition appeared in 1983 critics hailed it as a publishing landmark in western history. Fully living up to the promise of the first volume were the second volume, which began the actual journals and brought the expedition through its first year to August 1804, and the third volume, which brought the explorers through a winter at Fort Mandan, present North Dakota, and to April 1805. This eagerly awaited fourth volume begins on April 7, 1805, when Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their permanent party set out from Fort Mandan, traveling up-river along the banks of the Missouri. For the first time they entered country never explored by whites. With the help of the Shoshone Indian woman Sacagawea, they hoped to make friendly contact with her people, then cross the Rocky Mountains and eventually reach the Pacific. They were to spend the rest of the spring and the early summer toiling up the Missouri, or around its perilous falls. Along the way, they encountered grizzly bears, cataloged new species of plants and animals, and mapped rivers and streams. Sacagawea recognized landmarks; meeting her people became the next great concern of the expedition when they reached the three forks of the Missouri in late July. Superseding the last edition, published early in this century, the current edition contains new materials discovered since then. It expands and updates the annotation to take account of the most recent scholarship on the many subject touched on by the journals.

Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806; Printed from the Original Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society and by Direction of Its Committee on Historical Documents, Together with Manuscript Material of Lewi

Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806; Printed from the Original Manuscripts in the Library of the American Philosophical Society and by Direction of Its Committee on Historical Documents, Together with Manuscript Material of Lewi

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 0344432998

Category:

Page: 322

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The Definitive Journals of Lewis & Clark: Through the Rockies to the Cascades

The Definitive Journals of Lewis & Clark: Through the Rockies to the Cascades

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803280122

Category: History

Page: 436

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Since the time of Columbus, explorers dreamed of a water passage across the North American continent. President Thomas Jefferson shared this dream. He conceived the Corps of Discovery to travel up the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains and westward along possible river routes to the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led this expedition of 1804?6. Along the way they filled hundreds of notebook pages with observations of the geography, Indian tribes, and natural history of the trans-Mississippi West. The late-summer and fall months of 1805 were the most difficult period of Lewis and Clark's journey. This volume documents their travels from the Three Forks of the Missouri River in present-day Montana to the Cascades of the Columbia River on today's Washington-Oregon border, including the expedition's progress over the rugged Bitterroot Mountains, along the nearly impenetrable Lolo Trail. Along the way, the explorers encounter Shoshones, Flatheads, Nez Perces, and other Indian tribes, some of whom had never before met white people.

The Complete Journals of Lewis and Clark (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

The Complete Journals of Lewis and Clark (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: Royal Classics

ISBN: 1774377454

Category:

Page: 1156

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The Journals of Lewis and Clark document an expedition across the United States as commissioned by President Jefferson. Lewis and Clark set out on a journey to explore and map the newly acquired territory, to find a practical route across the western half of the continent, and to establish an American presence in this territory before other powers.