The Journey of York: The Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Journey of York: The Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition


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Thomas Jefferson's Corps of Discovery included Captains Lewis and Clark and a crew of 28 men to chart a route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. All the crew but one volunteered for the mission. York, the enslaved man taken on the journey, did not choose to go. Slaves did not have choices. York's contributions to the expedition, however, were invaluable. The captains came to rely on York's judgement, determination, and peacemaking role with the American Indian nations they encountered. But as York's independence and status rose on the journey, the question remained what status he would carry once the expedition was over. This is his story.

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ISBN-13: 9781543512823
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Series: Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books with 4D Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 455,065
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Hasan Davis is an active speaker, trainer, and advocate for justice, education, and diversity initiatives on the local, state, and national levels. His active involvement in the Chautauqua education movement has garnered invitations to present his work at corporations, colleges, historical organizations, schools, prisons, and churches. Based in Kentucky, Hasan strives to build living and learning communities where all people have the opportunity to succeed.


• Rarely told story of York, the enslaved man who was integral to the Lewis and Clark Expedition • Author Hasan Davis is a well-known speaker, trainer and advocate for justice, education, and diversity initiatives • Realistically portrays expeditions encounters with American Indian nations • Historical expert and Shoshone consultant both contributed to project to ensure accuracy and sensitivity • Bonus video content via the Capstone 4D app augments the print experience and provides a safe way for kids to access video.

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