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Definitive Journals of Lewis & Clark V8

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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.

This last volume recounts the expedition's experiences as they continued their journey homeward from present-day Idaho and the party divided for separate exploration. Lewis probed the northern extent of the Louisiana Purchase on the Marias River, while Clark traveled southeast toward the Yellowstone to explore the river and make contact with local Indians. Lewis's party suffered from bad luck: they encountered grizzlies, horse thieves, and the expedition's only violent encounter with Native inhabitants, the Piegan Blackfeet. Lewis was also wounded in a hunting accident. The two parties eventually reunited below the mouth of the Yellowstone and arrived back in St. Louis to a triumphal welcome in September 1806.

Synopsis:

President Thomas Jefferson 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 the 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.

About the Author

Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska and recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of these journals.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803280151
Editor:
Moulton, Gary E.
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Editor:
Moulton, Gary E.
Author:
Moulton, Gary E.
Author:
Clark, William
Author:
Lewis, Meriwether
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
General
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Plant collectors
Subject:
West
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Clark, William
Subject:
Lewis, Meriwether
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Nebraska ed.
Edition Description:
new edition
Series:
Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark
Series Volume:
no. 68
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus., maps
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by , President Thomas Jefferson 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 the 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.
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