Synopses & Reviews
In 1803, a group of intrepid explorers led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off on an daunting mission: to explore and document the vast interior of North America all the way to the Pacific Ocean. In celebration of the bicentennial of this famed expedition, Lewis and Clark in Oregon Country takes a unique look at the most challenging, dangerous segment of the expeditions journey: the unexplored territory of the West. The discoveries of Lewis and Clark revealed to the world the wonders, resources, and Native peoples of what would later be designated Oregon Country: the Plains, the Rockies, the Columbia River Plateau, and the Northwest Coast. Beckhams captivating essay includes excerpts from the Lewis and Clark journals. Reynoldss stunning photography provides a glimpse of what the spectacular landscape might have looked like through the eyes of these courageous explorers.
Here is a unique look at the most challenging part of Lewis and Clark's journey: the unexplored West. Officially endorsed by the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council.
About the Author
Stephen Dow Beckham is a professor at Oregon's Lewis & Clark College and is a regional expert on the Lewis and Clark expedition. His other books on the history of the Northwest include Requiem for a People
, Many Faces
, and The Indians of Western Oregon
Robert M. Reynolds is a graphic designer and photographer with Reynolds/Wulf Design of Portland, Oregon. His ability to balance the two disciplines lends a unique perspective to the books and print materials he creates. Reynolds has won awards for his work in both industrial and institutional areas. His photographs appear in Oregon's National Forests and Oregon Wine Country, both published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. Reynolds and his family are lifetime Northwest residents.