Lewis and Clark: Opening the American West (In the Footsteps of Explorers Series)

Lewis and Clark: Opening the American West (In the Footsteps of Explorers Series)

by Ellen Rodger

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Children's Literature
Richly-illustrated with photographs, maps, drawings, and archival illustrations, this introduction to the journey of Lewis and Clark is designed to introduce young readers to the explorers' contributions as well as to larger historical trends. Their journey is placed in the context of nineteenth-century expansionism and the frontier mentality. Full-color illustrations accompany discussions of the flora and fauna encountered by the explorers, as well as the materials they brought along. and the culture of their Native American guide, Sacagawea. The text also touches briefly on contemporary Native Americans' mixed feelings about the explorers' mission. Important features include a continuous sidebar time line and a modern map tracing Lewis and Clark's journey. A comprehensive glossary and an index are also included. Unfortunately, the book's utility is somewhat limited, as it includes no suggestions for further reading, nor a bibliography, or any other sources to aid future research. This title is part of the "In the Footsteps of Explorers" series. 2005, Crabtree, and Ages 7 to 10.
—Norah Piehl

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Crabtree Publishing Company
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In the Footsteps of Explorers Series
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Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.17(d)
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Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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