History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark
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Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 1.06" tall
Of the incidents of each day during the expedition a minute journal was kept by captain Lewis or captain Clark and sometimes by both which was afterwards revised and enlarged at the different periods of leisure which occurred on the route.' (Excerpt from Preface)
The Lewis and Clark expedition was one of the earliest crossings of the United States. Eager to expand the country, President Thomas Jefferson appointed Lewis, formerly his private secretary, to seek a Northwest passage to the Orient. Lewis and his partner, William Clark, were both seasoned soldiers, expert woodsmen, and boatmen. They both kept journals and so did 4 sergeants and 1 private in the party of 43 men. They started from St. Louis in 1804, heading up to the Missouri River, across the Rockies, and down to the Pacific coast at the mouth of the Columbia River. The Indian woman Sacajawea ("Bird Woman") gave them valuable help on the hazardous journey, which lasted 2 years, 4 months, More...
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