The Definitive Journals of Lewis & Clark: From the Ohio to the Vermillion

The Definitive Journals of Lewis & Clark: From the Ohio to the Vermillion

Author: William Clark

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803280092

Category: History

Page: 612

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Since the time of Columbus, explorers dreamed of a water passage across the North American continent. President Thomas Jefferson shared this dream. He conceived the Corps of Discovery to travel up the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains and westward along possible river routes to the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led this expedition of 1804?6. Along the way they filled hundreds of notebook pages with observations of the geography, Indian tribes, and natural history of the trans-Mississippi West. This volume includes Lewis's and Clark's journals beginning in August 1803, when Lewis left Pittsburgh to join Clark farther down the Ohio River. The two men and several recruits camped near the mouth of the Missouri River for five months of training, acquiring supplies and equipment, and gathering information from travelers about the trip upriver. They started up the Missouri in May 1804. This volume ends in August, when the Corps of Discovery camped near the Vermillion River in present-day South Dakota.
The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark
Language: en
Pages: 174
Authors: Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Gary E. Moulton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

In twelve remarkable volumes, Gary E. Moulton has edited the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804?6, thus making clear and accessible to all readers the plethora of maps and words with which Meriwether Lewis and William Clark documented one of the greatest ventures of discovery in American
The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark
Language: en
Pages: 459
Authors: Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Gary E. Moulton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Lively and curious, possessing a keen eye for detail and a knack for skin-dressing, Private Joseph Whitehouse produced an account that stands as the only surviving record by any army private in the Corps of Discovery expedition. In simple and well-paced sentences he painted full portraits of the unusual group
The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark
Language: en
Pages: 357
Authors: Gary E. Moulton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

This landmark volume contains the most complete listing and presentation of the plant specimens collected by the Lewis and Clark expedition. All but one of the plants were collected by Meriwether Lewis, the expedition?s botanist. The collection, how-ever, was nearly lost over the years when it was scattered among various
The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark
Language: en
Pages: 419
Authors: John Ordway
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

The dependable and matter-of-fact John Ordway was one of the mainstays of the Corps of Discovery, promoted early on to sergeant and serving as an able leader during the captains' absence. Fascinated by the peoples and places he encountered, Ordway became the most faithful journalist on the expedition?recording information not
The Definitive Journals of Lewis & Clark: From the Ohio to the Vermillion
Language: en
Pages: 612
Authors: William Clark, Gary E. Moulton, Thomas W. Dunlay
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Since the time of Columbus, explorers dreamed of a water passage across the North American continent. President Thomas Jefferson shared this dream. He conceived the Corps of Discovery to travel up the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains and westward along possible river routes to the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis