The Essential Lewis and Clark

The Essential Lewis and Clark

Author: Landon Y. Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060011599

Category: History

Page: 228

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The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. Through these tales of adventure, edited and annotated by American Book Award nominee Landon Jones, we meet Indian peoples and see the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and western rivers the way Lewis and Clark first observed them -- majestic, pristine, uncharted, and awe-inspiring.

The Essential Lewis and Clark

The Essential Lewis and Clark

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426217289

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 484

View: 411

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.

On the River With Lewis and Clark

On the River With Lewis and Clark

Author: Verne Huser

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1585443441

Category: History

Page: 205

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On their remarkable journey across the North American continent, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's "Corps of Discovery" traveled almost ten thousand miles, about nine thousand of them on rivers. With an expert's eye, Verne Huser tells us what it was like to mount and carry out such an expedition. 52 photographs, 4 line drawings, map.

What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

Author: Judith St. George

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698187238

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 679

When Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the "Corp of Discovery" left St. Louis, Missouri, on May 21, 1804, their mission was to explore the vast, unknown territory acquired a year earlier in the Louisiana Purchase. The travelers hoped to find a waterway that crossed the western half of the United States. They didn't. However, young readers will love this true-life adventure tale of the two-year journey that finally brought the explorers to the Pacific Ocean.

Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438127910

Category: Electronic books

Page: 117

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Personally selected by President Thomas Jefferson, Captain Meriwether Lewis was assigned to lead an expedition to the West, where the United States had just completed the Louisiana Purchase land transaction with France. Lewis selected William Clark to accompany him, and as leaders of the Corps of Discovery, the men became the first to find an overland route to the Pacific Ocean, the first to travel on the Missouri River in the future state of Montana, the first to cross the Continental Divide south of Canada, and the first white men to make direct contact with the Shoshone, the Flathead, and the Nez Perce Indians. Perhaps most importantly, Lewis and Clark discovered and described 122 species of Western birds and animals and 178 plants. Their 200,000-word journals continue to be a source of fascination to Americans. In Lewis and Clark, read how these two adventurers are still celebrated as among the greatest of American explorers.

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

View: 769

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

The Fate of the Corps

The Fate of the Corps

Author: Larry E. Morris

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300130249

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 102

“Combines adventure, mystery, and tragedy . . . a ‘Who’s Who’ of explorers who opened the pathway for an ocean-to-ocean America.” —St. Joseph News-Press (Missouri) The story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition has been told many times. But what became of the thirty-three members of the Corps of Discovery once the expedition was over? The expedition ended in 1806, and the final member of the corps passed away in 1870. In the intervening decades, members of the corps witnessed the momentous events of the nation they helped to form—from the War of 1812 to the Civil War and the opening of the transcontinental railroad. Some of the expedition members went on to hold public office; two were charged with murder. Many of the explorers could not resist the call of the wild and continued to adventure forth into America’s western frontier. Engagingly written and based on exhaustive research, The Fate of the Corps chronicles the lives of the fascinating men (and one woman) who opened the American West. “A fascinating afterword to the expedition . . . demands inclusion in the canon of essential Lewis and Clark books.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer “Succinct, clear style . . . The diverse fates of the members of the expedition . . . give the feel of a Greek epic.”—Santa Fe New Mexican

William Clark and the Shaping of the West

William Clark and the Shaping of the West

Author: Landon Y. Jones

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9781429945363

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 412

Between 1803 and 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark co-captained the most famous expedition in American history. But while Lewis ended his life just three years later, Clark, as the highest-ranking Federal official in the West, spent three decades overseeing its consequences: Indian removal and the destruction of Native America. In a rare combination of storytelling and scholarship, best-selling author Landon Y. Jones presents for the first time Clark's remarkable life and influential career in their full complexity. Like every colonial family living on Virginia's violent frontier, the Clarks killed Indians and acquired land; acting on behalf of the United States, William would prove successful at both. Clark's life was spent fighting in America's fifty-year running war with the Indians (and their European allies) over the Western borderlands. The struggle began with his famed brother George Roger's western campaigns during the American Revolution, continued through the vicious battles of the War of 1812, and ended with the Black Hawk War in the 1830s. In vividly depicting Clark's life, Jones memorably captures not only the dark and bloody ground of America's early West, but also the qualities of character and courage that made him an unequalled leader in America's grander enterprise: the shaping of the West. No one played a larger part in that accomplishment than William Clark. William Clark and the Shaping of the West is an unforgettable human story that encompasses in a single life the sweep of American history from colonial Virginia to the conquest of the West.

Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark

Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark

Author: Sheila Llanas

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766098190

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 130

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Lewis and Clark first explored the North American West more than two hundred years ago. A number of Native Americans helped the duo and their crew survive their travels from 1804 to 1806. In fact, one of them, Sacagawea, is now a legend. The Shoshone teen was married to a French Trader and became mother to a baby son. Because she spoke two Native languages, Sacagawea joined the Lewis and Clark expedition as a translator. Together, they traveled eight thousand miles to the Pacific Ocean and back, no easy feat during the early nineteenth century. Ever since, their story has been told and retold. Readers will learn how fate brought them together in life and in death.

Lewis & Clark

Lewis & Clark

Author: Dayton Duncan

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004126918

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 771

The companion volume to the PBS film follows the epic odyssey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean, documenting the varied spectrum of landscapes, people and cultures, and wildlife that they encountered. TV tie-in. 75,000 first printing. Tour.