The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 4: From Fort Mandan To Three Forks by Meriwether LewisThe Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 4: From Fort Mandan To Three Forks by Meriwether Lewis

The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 4: From Fort Mandan To Three Forks

byMeriwether Lewis, William ClarkEditorGary E. Moulton

Paperback | September 1, 2002

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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.

In April 1805 Lewis and Clark and their party set out from Fort Mandan following the Missouri River westward. This volume recounts their travels through country never before explored by white people. With new personnel, including the Shoshone Indian woman Sacagawea, her husband Toussaint Charbonneau, and their baby, nicknamed Pomp, the party spent the rest of the spring and early summer toiling up the Missouri. Along the way they portaged the difficult Great Falls, encountered grizzly bears, cataloged new species of plants and animals, and mapped rivers and streams.

Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska and recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of these journals.
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Title:The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 4: From Fort Mandan To Three ForksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.99 × 5.99 × 1.06 inPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803280114

ISBN - 13:9780803280113

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"For almost two hundred years [Lewis and Clark's] strong words waited, there but not there, printed but not read: our silent epic. But words can wait: now the captains' writings have at last spilled out, and fully, in this regal edition."—Larry McMurtry, New York Review of Books
- Larry McMurtry - New York Review of Books