The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 6: Down The Columbia To Fort Clatsop by Meriwether LewisThe Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 6: Down The Columbia To Fort Clatsop by Meriwether Lewis

The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 6: Down The Columbia To Fort Clatsop

byMeriwether Lewis, William ClarkEditorGary E. Moulton

Paperback | September 1, 2002

Pricing and Purchase Info

$37.50 online 
$44.95 list price save 16%
Earn 188 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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 covers the last leg of the party's route from the Cascades of the Columbia River to the Pacific Coast, and their stay at Fort Clatsop, near the river's mouth, until the spring of 1806. Travel and exploration were hampered by miserable weather. While in winter quarters, Lewis wrote detailed reports on natural phenomena and Indian life. These descriptions were accompanied by sketches of plants and animals as well as of Indians and their canoes, tools, and clothing.

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.
Loading
Title:The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, Vol 6: Down The Columbia To Fort ClatsopFormat:PaperbackDimensions:531 pages, 8.92 × 5.98 × 1.2 inPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803280130

ISBN - 13:9780803280137

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews