What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition

What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition Author Judith St. George
ISBN-10 9780698187238
Year 2014-10-16
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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When Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the "Corp of Discovery" left St. Louis, Missouri, on May 21, 1804, their mission was to explore the vast, unknown territory acquired a year earlier in the Louisiana Purchase. The travelers hoped to find a waterway that crossed the western half of the United States. They didn't. However, young readers will love this true-life adventure tale of the two-year journey that finally brought the explorers to the Pacific Ocean.

Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Author Elin Woodger
ISBN-10 9781438110233
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing
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Provides facts and information about the travels of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their Corps of Discovery and its importance in relation to Native Americans and the westward expansion in the United States.

Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Author Ella E. Clark
ISBN-10 0520050606
Year 1983
Pages 171
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Uses previously unknown information about Sacagawea's later years to separate fact from myth about the courageous Indian woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition June 10 September 26 1806

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition  June 10 September 26  1806 Author Meriwether Lewis
ISBN-10 0803229038
Year 1993
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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Volume 8 of this prize-winning new edition continues the return of the expeditionary party, from their base at Camp Chopunnish on the Clearwater River in present Idaho back to St. Louis. At the outset, they are hindered by deep snow; but after returning to obtain help from Nez Perce guides they make rapid progress, so much so that at their Travelers’ Rest Camp near the site of today’s Missoula, Montana, the captains divide the party for separate explorations. Lewis heads east to the Missouri River, then north along the Marias to examine the northern extent of the Louisiana Purchase; Clark goes southeast toward the Yellowstone to explore that river and to make contact with local Indians. Lewis’s party suffers various forms of ill luck—grizzlies, horse thieves, and a violent encounter with a party of Piegan Blackfeet (the only trouble of this kind on the expedition)—and Lewis is wounded by one of his own men in a hunting accident. Clark’s group has its own troubles, although not as severe as those of Lewis and his men. The two parties eventually reunite on August 12 in present North Dakota and continue downriver. They revisit Indian tribes—Mandans, Hidatsas, Arikaras, and Yankton Sioux—they had met on the way out, and encounter traders and trappers going upriver. They arrive back in St. Louis to a triumphal welcome on September 23.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Author Patricia Ryon Quiri
ISBN-10 0756500443
Year 2000-07-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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Chronicles the expedition led by Lewis and Clark to explore the unknown western regions of America at the beginning of the nineteenth century, describing its mishaps, adventures, and impact on western expansion.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Author Susan Bursell
ISBN-10 0736810994
Year 2002-01-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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Describes the travels of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their Corps of Discovery and its importance in relation to American Indian tribes and the westward expansion in the United States.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Author Jessica Gunderson
ISBN-10 0736896554
Year 2006-09-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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"In graphic novel format, tells the dramatic story of Lewis and Clark's exploration of the unmapped American West"--Provided by publisher.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Author Tamra Orr
ISBN-10 0823940055
Year 2003-08-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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Examines the events and key figures behind the incredibly adventurous and treacherous exploration of the United States' western frontier.

Venereal Disease and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Venereal Disease and the Lewis and Clark Expedition Author Thomas Power Lowry
ISBN-10 0803229593
Year 2004
Pages 117
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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One of the greatest challenges faced by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis on their 1804?6 Corps of Discovery expedition was that of medical emergencies on the trail. Without an attending physician, even routine ailments and injuries could have tragic consequences for the expedition?s success and the safety of its members. Of these dangers, the most insidious and potentially devastating was the slow, painful, and oftentimes fatal ravage of venereal disease. ø Physician Thomas P. Lowry delves into the world of nineteenth-century medicine, uncovering the expedition?s very real fear of venereal disease. Lewis and Clark knew they were unlikely to prevent their men from forming sexual liaisons on the trail, so they prepared for the consequences of encounters with potentially infected people, as well as the consequences of preexisting disease, by stocking themselves with medicine and the latest scientific knowledge from the best minds in America. Lewis and Clark?s expedition encountered Native peoples who experienced venereal disease as a result of liaisons with French, British, Spanish, and Canadian travelers and had their own methods for curing its victims, or at least for easing the pain it inflicted. ø Lowry?s careful study of the explorers? journals sheds new light on this neglected aspect of the expedition, showing in detail how sex and venereal disease affected the men and their mission, and describes how diverse peoples faced a common threat with the best knowledge and tools at their disposal.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Author Harry W. Fritz
ISBN-10 0313316619
Year 2004
Pages 143
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Discusses pivotal events, key people, and noteworthy documents related to the expeditions; debates the historical significance of Lewis and Clark's explorations, and includes a chronology, maps, and a bibliography.

The Men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Author Charles G. Clarke
ISBN-10 0803264194
Year 2002
Pages 351
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark did not embark on their epic trek across the continent alone-dozens of men and eventually one woman accompanied them. The towering triumph of the Lewis and Clark expedition is due in no small part to the skill and fortitude of such men as Sgt. Charles Floyd, the only expedition member to die; Sgt. Patrick Gass, who lived until 1870, the last surviving member of the expedition; Sgt. Nathaniel Hale Pryor, husband to an Osage woman; and York, Clark's slave, who was freed after the expedition. The men who were instrumental to the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition come to life in this volume. Through the aid of a detailed biographical roster and a composite diary of the expedition that highlights the roles and actions of the expedition's members, Charles G. Clarke affords readers precious glimpses of those who have long stood in the shadows of Lewis and Clark. Disagreements and achievements, ailments and addictions, and colorful personalities and daily tasks are all vividly rendered in these pages. The result is an unforgettable portrait of the corps of diverse characters who undertook a remarkable journey across the western half of the continent almost two hundred years ago.

Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Author James B. Garry
ISBN-10 9780806188003
Year 2012-09-28
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
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When Meriwether Lewis began shopping for supplies and firearms to take on the Corps of Discovery’s journey west, his first stop was a federal arsenal. For the following twenty-nine months, from the time the Lewis and Clark expedition left Camp Dubois with a cannon salute in 1804 until it announced its return from the West Coast to St. Louis with a volley in 1806, weapons were a crucial component of the participants’ tool kit. In Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, historian Jim Garry describes the arms and ammunition the expedition carried and the use and care those weapons received. The Corps of Discovery’s purposes were to explore the Missouri and Columbia river basins, to make scientific observations, and to contact the tribes along the way for both science and diplomacy. Throughout the trek, the travelers used their guns to procure food—they could consume around 350 pounds of meat a day—and to protect themselves from dangerous animals. Firearms were also invaluable in encounters with Indian groups, as guns were one of the most sought-after trade items in the West. As Garry notes, the explorers’ willingness to demonstrate their weapons’ firepower probably kept meetings with some tribes from becoming violent. The mix of arms carried by the expedition extended beyond rifles and muskets to include pistols, knives, espontoons, a cannon, and blunderbusses. Each chapter focuses on one of the major types of weapons and weaves accounts from the expedition journals with the author’s knowledge gained from field-testing the muskets and rifles he describes. Appendices tally the weapons carried and explain how the expedition’s flintlocks worked. Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition integrates original research with a lively narrative. This encyclopedic reference will be invaluable to historians and weaponry aficionados.