Synopses & Reviews
- Test your skills at building honest relationships with those whose ways differ from yours.
- Decide what you see as the achievements, the contradictions, and the legacy of this expedition.
- Make history real! Build a replica of the keelboat, carve an Indian dugout canoe, and build a Mandan bullboat; consider how you might have negotiated the Louisiana Purchase; construct a Mandan earth lodge; conduct a land survey; be a naturalist as Lewis was; measure distances by dead reckoning; make a pair of leather moccasins to wear; debate who owns the earth.
- Meet the people! Along with Lewis and Clark, meet the other Corps members; decide why Lewis named Clark an equal partner; read original journal entries to see and hear with their eyes and ears; evaluate Sacagawea's role; decide how you would have treated York upon the expedition's end; meet Cameahwait of the Shoshones and Sheheke Shoat of the Mandans.
- Think about ... Why this expedition is considered a turning point in U.S. history; how life changed from this time forward for the Indians; Jefferson's method of educating Lewis; how people behave when survival depends upon one another; what makes a good leader and a good team player.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 107) and index.
Table of Contents
Jefferson's dream -- Cramming for the trip -- Equal partners -- Meet the corps -- Up the Missouri -- Winter among the Mandans -- Across uncharted territory -- Over the mountains & to the sea -- Homeward bound -- True voyage of discovery -- Resources.