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Definitive Journals of Lewis & Clark Volume 5

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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.

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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:
9780803280120
Editor:
Moulton, Gary E.
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Editor:
Moulton, Gary E.
Author:
Clark, William
Author:
Lewis, Meriwether
Author:
Moulton, Gary E.
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
General
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
West
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Clark, William
Subject:
Lewis, Meriwether
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
new edition
Series:
Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark
Series Volume:
v. 28, 28A
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus., maps
Pages:
415
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.25 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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