The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: The journals of John Ordway, May 14, 1804-September 23, 1806, and Charles Floyd, May 14-August 18, 1804

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: The journals of John Ordway, May 14, 1804-September 23, 1806, and Charles Floyd, May 14-August 18, 1804

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803229143

Category: History

Page: 514

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Widely heralded as a lasting achievement, the University of Nebraska Press editions of the journals of Lewis and Clark now present volume 9 of the projected thirteen containing the complete record of the expedition. In order that the fullest record possible be kept of the journey, Captains Lewis and Clark required their sergeants to keep journals to guard against loss of the captains’ own accounts. The sergeants’ accounts extend and corroborate the journals of Lewis and Clark and contribute to the full record of the expedition. The bulk of this volume contains the fullest of the enlisted men’s records, the journal of John Ordway. As senior sergeant, Ordway was in command when the captains were absent from the main body of the expedition. He was also the sole member of the party never to miss a day in his journal; for several portions of the crossing, his is the only extant account. Ordway’s journal has never before been published with the other records of the venture. Charles Floyd’s journal is tragically short, ending with his death near present-day Sioux City, Iowa, on 20 August 1804. Floyd was the only member of the party to die en route, and his journal—adding several details absent from the captains’ records—indicates that the record of the journey is poorer for his loss.

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Herbarium of the Lewis & Clark Expedition

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Herbarium of the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Author: Gary E. Moulton

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803229313

Category: History

Page: 550

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The University of Nebraska Press editions of The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition are widely heralded as a lasting achievement. In all, twelve volumes and a comprehensive index are projected, which together will provide a complete record of the expedition. Volume 12 contains the most complete listing of the plant specimens cataloged by the Lewis and Clark expedition. All but one of the plants were collected by Meriwether Lewis, the most skilled botanist among the expedition’s members. The collection, however, was nearly lost over the years due to its scattering among various botanists who intended to catalog the expedition’s scientific discoveries. Fortunately, for many years the specimens have been in the care of major institutions, principally the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The 239 extant items are brought together here for the first time. This invaluable volume will assist researchers and enthusiasts hoping to identify each plant’s location, distribution, and use along the expedition’s route.

The Men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Charles G. Clarke

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803264194

Category: History

Page: 372

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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark did not embark on their epic trek across the continent alone-dozens of men and eventually one woman accompanied them. The towering triumph of the Lewis and Clark expedition is due in no small part to the skill and fortitude of such men as Sgt. Charles Floyd, the only expedition member to die; Sgt. Patrick Gass, who lived until 1870, the last surviving member of the expedition; Sgt. Nathaniel Hale Pryor, husband to an Osage woman; and York, Clark's slave, who was freed after the expedition. The men who were instrumental to the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition come to life in this volume. Through the aid of a detailed biographical roster and a composite diary of the expedition that highlights the roles and actions of the expedition's members, Charles G. Clarke affords readers precious glimpses of those who have long stood in the shadows of Lewis and Clark. Disagreements and achievements, ailments and addictions, and colorful personalities and daily tasks are all vividly rendered in these pages. The result is an unforgettable portrait of the corps of diverse characters who undertook a remarkable journey across the western half of the continent almost two hundred years ago.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Matt Chandler

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781666339598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 33

View: 689

"In 1802, the United States made a deal to purchase a big area of land called the Lousiana Territory. Soon after, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were asked to lead an expedition into the American Northwest to explore the new land. After the journey, many stories were told about it--but not all of them are true. Discover what's real and what's fiction about the expedition through infographics, primary sources, and expertly leveled text"--

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Blythe Lawrence

Publisher: Weigl Publishers

ISBN: 9781489698728

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 256

When President Thomas Jefferson asked Meriwether Lewis to lead an expedition west, Lewis wrote a letter to his friend William Clark. Lewis asked Clark to help command the expedition. Clark accepted eagerly. Find out more in The Lewis and Clark Expedition, a title in the Building Our Nation series.Building Our Nation is a series of AV2 media enhanced books. A unique book code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content. These books come alive with video, audio, weblinks, slideshows, activities, hands-on experiments, and much more.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Beatrice Harris

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781538266458

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

View: 875

The story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which is the journey of exploration across the Louisiana Territory and Pacific Northwest, is one of the most exciting in American history. This beneficial volume is an asset to any social studies curricula. Readers are invited into the Corps of Discovery to follow Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their historic trek. They'll learn about the expedition's goals, achievements, and the hardships and surprises they encountered along the way. Beautiful images accompany the narrative, which was written to support and motivate all levels of readers.

Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: James B. Garry

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806188003

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 210

View: 714

When Meriwether Lewis began shopping for supplies and firearms to take on the Corps of Discovery’s journey west, his first stop was a federal arsenal. For the following twenty-nine months, from the time the Lewis and Clark expedition left Camp Dubois with a cannon salute in 1804 until it announced its return from the West Coast to St. Louis with a volley in 1806, weapons were a crucial component of the participants’ tool kit. In Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, historian Jim Garry describes the arms and ammunition the expedition carried and the use and care those weapons received. The Corps of Discovery’s purposes were to explore the Missouri and Columbia river basins, to make scientific observations, and to contact the tribes along the way for both science and diplomacy. Throughout the trek, the travelers used their guns to procure food—they could consume around 350 pounds of meat a day—and to protect themselves from dangerous animals. Firearms were also invaluable in encounters with Indian groups, as guns were one of the most sought-after trade items in the West. As Garry notes, the explorers’ willingness to demonstrate their weapons’ firepower probably kept meetings with some tribes from becoming violent. The mix of arms carried by the expedition extended beyond rifles and muskets to include pistols, knives, espontoons, a cannon, and blunderbusses. Each chapter focuses on one of the major types of weapons and weaves accounts from the expedition journals with the author’s knowledge gained from field-testing the muskets and rifles he describes. Appendices tally the weapons carried and explain how the expedition’s flintlocks worked. Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition integrates original research with a lively narrative. This encyclopedic reference will be invaluable to historians and weaponry aficionados.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day

Author: Gary E. Moulton

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496203380

Category: History

Page: 773

View: 767

In May 1804, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Corps of Discovery set out on a journey of a lifetime to explore and interpret the American West. The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day follows this exploration with a daily narrative of their journey, from its starting point in Illinois in 1804 to its successful return to St. Louis in September 1806. This accessible chronicle, presented by Lewis and Clark historian Gary E. Moulton, depicts each riveting day of the Corps of Discovery’s journey. Drawn from the journals of the two captains and four enlisted men, this volume recounts personal stories, scientific pursuits, and geographic challenges, along with vivid descriptions of encounters with Native peoples and unknown lands and discoveries of new species of flora and fauna. This modern reference brings the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition to life in a new way, from the first hoisting of the sail to the final celebratory dinner.

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: The journal of Patrick Gass, May 14, 1804-September 23, 1806

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: The journal of Patrick Gass, May 14, 1804-September 23, 1806

Author: Meriwether Lewis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080322916X

Category: History

Page: 348

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The Lewis and Clark expedition is both one of the greatest geographical adventures undertaken by Americans and one of the best documented at the time. The University of Nebraska Press edition of the Journals of Lewis and Clark now reaches volume 10 of the projected 13 that will contain the complete record of the expedition. In order that the fullest record possible be kept of the expedition, captains Lewis and Clark required their sergeants to keep journals to compensate for possible loss of the captains' own accounts. The sergeants' accounts extend and corroborate the journals of Lewis and Clark and contribute to the full record of the expedition. Volume 10 contains the journal of expedition member Sergeant Patrick Gass. Gass was promoted to sergeant on the expedition to fill the place of the deceased Charles Floyd. His journal was subsequently published and proved quite popular: it went through six editions in six years. A skilled carpenter, Gass was almost certainly responsible for supervising the building of Forts Mandan and Clatsop; his records of those forts are particularly detailed and useful. Gass was to live until 1870, the last survivor of the expedition and the one who lived to see transcontinental communication fulfill the promise of the expedition. Gary E. Moulton is a professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of these journals.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition, Grades 4 - 7

The Lewis and Clark Expedition, Grades 4 - 7

Author: Maria Backus

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 9781580378536

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 121

Bring history to life for students in grades 4–7 with The Lewis and Clark Expedition! This 64-page book provides challenging activities that enable students to explore history, geography, and social studies topics. Activities include word searches, fact-or-opinion questions, and creative writing. The book includes answer keys, time lines, and suggested reading lists.

Exploring with the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Exploring with the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Jessica Rusick

Publisher: Capstone Press

ISBN: 9781496687876

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 33

View: 294

In 1804, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their team set out on an exciting yet challenging expedition into the American West. They faced many difficult choices along the way. Now the choices are yours. Would you rather discover new animals or new plants, both of which could cause you harm? Would you rather be caught in a flash flood or a blinding snowstorm? Would you rather risk crossing rugged mountain terrain or going down rapids in a canoe? It's your turn to pick this or that!

A Primary Source Investigation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

A Primary Source Investigation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184188

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

View: 734

President Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase added about 828,000 square miles of unmapped, unknown land to the young United States. To explore and map this great swath of land, Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Corps of Discovery to brave rivers, plains, and mountains. They met American Indians both friendly and hostile, discovered dozens of previously unknown species, and carved for themselves an enduring place in American history. Complete with maps, excerpts from Lewis and Clark's journals, and images of artifacts, this volume tells a timeless tale of adventure, hardship, and triumph.