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The dependable and matter-of-fact John Ordway was one of the mainstays of the Corps of Discovery, promoted early on to sergeant and serving as an able leader during the captains' absence. Fascinated by the peoples and places he encountered, Ordway became the most faithful journalist on the expedition—recording information not found elsewhere and making an entry for every day during the expedition. Ordway later married and became a prosperous owner of two plantations in Missouri. His honest and informative account, which remained undiscovered for a century, offers an unforgettable glimpse of an enlisted man's experiences and observations as he and the Corps of Discovery embarked on the journey of a lifetime. In contrast to Ordway's extensive chronicle stands the far-too-brief but intriguingly detailed eyewitness account of Sergeant Charles Floyd, the only member to die on the expedition. The journals of John Ordway and Charles Floyd are part of the celebrated Nebraska edition of the complete journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition, which feature a wide range of new scholarship on all aspects of the expedition from geography to Indian cultures and languages to plants and animals.

About the Author

Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska. He is the recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of the Lewis and Clark journals, and he won the Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award from the University of Nebraska.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803280212
Editor:
Moulton, Gary E.
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Editor:
Moulton, Gary E.
Author:
Floyd, Charles
Author:
Clark, William
Author:
Ordway, John
Author:
Lewis, Meriwether
Author:
Moulton, Gary E.
Location:
Lincoln, Neb.
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
West
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Clark, William
Subject:
Lewis, Meriwether
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
new edition
Series:
Definitive Journals of Lewis & Clark
Series Volume:
2001-211034
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
map
Pages:
419
Dimensions:
8.98x6.10x1.00 in. 1.30 lbs.

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