The journals of Lewis and Clark
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lx, 504 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
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English

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General Note
Based on the Reuben Gold Thwaites ed., published in 1904-1905.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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In 1803, when the United States purchased Louisiana from France, the great expanse of this new American territory was a blank - not only on the map but in our knowledge. President Thomas Jefferson keenly understood that the course of the nation's destiny lay westward and that a national "Voyage of Discovery" must be mounted to determine the nature and accessibility of the frontier. He commissioned his young secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to lead an intelligence-gathering.
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Expedition from the Missouri River to the northern Pacific coast and back. From 1804 to 1806, Lewis, accompanied by co-captain William Clark, the Shoshone guide Sacajawea, and thirty-two men, made the first trek across the Louisiana Purchase, mapping the rivers as he went, tracing the principal waterways to the sea, and establishing the American claim to the territories of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Together the captains kept a journal, a richly detailed record of.
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The flora and fauna they sighted, the Indian tribes they encountered, and the awe-inspiring landscape they traversed, from their base camp near present-day St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River. In keeping this record they made an incomparable contribution to the literature of exploration and the writing of natural history.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lewis, M., Clark, W., & De Voto, B. A. (1997). The journals of Lewis and Clark . Houghton Mifflin Co..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809, William Clark and Bernard Augustine De Voto. 1997. The Journals of Lewis and Clark. Houghton Mifflin Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809, William Clark and Bernard Augustine De Voto. The Journals of Lewis and Clark Houghton Mifflin Co, 1997.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lewis, Meriwether, William Clark, and Bernard Augustine De Voto. The Journals of Lewis and Clark Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997.

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