The Fate of the Corps: What Became of the Lewis and Clark Explorers After the Expedition available in Paperback
The first book to trace the fascinating histories of the remarkable men—and one woman—who were members of the Lewis and Clark expedition The story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition has been told many times. But what became of the thirty-three members of the Corps of Discovery once the expedition was over? The expedition ended in 1806, and the final member of the corps passed away in 1870. In the intervening decades, members of the corps witnessed the momentous events of the nation they helped to form—from the War of 1812 to the Civil War and the opening of the transcontinental railroad. Some of the expedition members went on to hold public office; two were charged with murder. Many of the explorers could not resist the call of the wild, and continued to adventure forth into America’s western frontier. Engagingly written and based on exhaustive research, The Fate of the Corps chroniclesthe lives of the fascinating men (and one woman) who opened the American West.
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Larry E. Morris is a writer and editor with the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts at Brigham Young University and has served as chairman of the genealogy committee for the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.
This is a great little book that shares what is known about each of the members of the Corps of Dicovery, from the most famous to the most obscure. Morris fills in a lot of the blank spaces in the life after the Lewis and Clark expedition, following sometimes tragic, and at other times successful lives the members. Foster tells the stories chronologically, and is sometimes forced to make assumptions, as some of the Corps members simply disappear. This highly accessible book is a useful aid to Lewis and Clark buffs and those simply interested in a great read about opening the West.