The Lewis and Clark Expeditionby Meriwether Lewis, Gunther Barth (Editor), William Clark (Other), William Clark, Gunther Barth (Editor)
Built around the explorers' own journals, this volume introduces readers to one of the greatest adventure stories of U.S. history: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's harrowing westward journey in search of a navigable waterway to the Pacific Ocean. With more than 150 journal entries and correspondences organized into topics such as Forging the Corps of Discovery and Encounters with Native Americans the book provides a unique framework for assessing the successes and failures of the 1803-6 expedition, forming insight into the explorers' personalities, and interpreting their encounters with Native Americans. An introduction provides historical context for the expedition, and concise headnotes introduce important themes and link the selections.
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