Into the Wilderness: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Overview

"When Thomas Jefferson sent a team of explorers to discover a way to the Pacific Ocean two hundred years ago, the western border of the United States was the Mississippi River. It was Jefferson's dream to uncover the mysteries of the distant lands beyond. In 1803, the president sent a team of thirty men, lead by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, up the Missouri River, across the Rocky Mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific, and back home again. During this monumental, two-and-a-half-year expedition, Lewis and Clark gathered samples of plants, animals, and Indian crafts. Into the Wilderness describes the difficult yet successful journey that made these men the celebrated heroes they are today. James J. Holmberg, curator of special collections at the Filson Historical Society, is the author of Dear Brother: Letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark.
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"Offers a concise account of the legendary journey for young readers." -- Kentucky Monthly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813109138
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 8/22/2003
  • Series: New Books for New Readers Series
  • Edition description: For Adult Literacy & ESL
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,010,808
  • Product dimensions: 0.19 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Thomas Jefferson's Dream 3
2 Down the Ohio 10
3 Up the Missouri 19
4 To the Pacific 31
5 Homeward Bound 41
6 Life after the Expedition 49
About the Author 56
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