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The Resource The Lewis and Clark journals : an American epic of discovery : the abridgment of the definitive Nebraska edition, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and members of the Corps of Discovery ; edited and with an introduction by Gary E. Moulton

The Lewis and Clark journals : an American epic of discovery : the abridgment of the definitive Nebraska edition, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and members of the Corps of Discovery ; edited and with an introduction by Gary E. Moulton

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The Lewis and Clark journals : an American epic of discovery : the abridgment of the definitive Nebraska edition
Title
The Lewis and Clark journals
Title remainder
an American epic of discovery : the abridgment of the definitive Nebraska edition
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Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and members of the Corps of Discovery ; edited and with an introduction by Gary E. Moulton
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eng
Summary
Two Centuries Ago, an American epic unfolded as Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery mapped the lands, described the natural wonders, and encountered the peoples of western North America. Following orders from President Thomas Jefferson, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out from St. Louis in 1804 to search for a river passage to the Pacific Ocean. The heroism of the men of the Corps of Discovery and of Sacagawea, the Shoshone interpreter who became an essential member of the party, makes the expedition a quintessential American adventure. In their own words, recorded in the famous journals of Lewis and Clark, the members of the Corps of Discovery tell their story with an immediacy and power missing from secondhand accounts. All of their triumphs and terrors are here-the thrill of seeing the vast herds of bison on the plains, the tensions and admiration in the first meetings with Indian peoples, Lewis's rapture at the stunning beauty of the Great Falls, the fear the captains felt when a devastating illness befell Sacagawea, the ordeal of crossing the Continental Divide, Clark's joy at seeing the Pacific, miserable days of cold and hunger, and the kidnapping and rescue of Lewis's dog, Seaman. The natural wonders of an unspoiled America are captured in these pages. The lives and customs of its Native peoples also vividly come to life: Lewis and Clark's friendship with the Mandans and the Nez Perces, a deadly fight with the Blackfeet, and a series of intricate interactions and negotiations with numerous northwestern tribes. The cultural differences between the corps and the Indians make for living drama that at times provokes laughter but more often is poignant and, at least once, tragic. In this riveting account, editor Gary E. Moulton blends the narrative highlights of his definitive Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark journals. For the first time the voices of the enlisted men and of the Native Americans are heard alongside the words of the captains. New maps and illustrations enrich this American epic of discovery
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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1774-1809
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Meriwether
Dewey number
917.804/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F592.4
LC item number
2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1770-1838
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clark, William
  • Moulton, Gary E
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  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Lewis, Meriwether
  • Clark, William
  • Clark, William
  • Lewis, Meriwether
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • Explorers
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Travel
  • United States, West
Label
The Lewis and Clark journals : an American epic of discovery : the abridgment of the definitive Nebraska edition, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and members of the Corps of Discovery ; edited and with an introduction by Gary E. Moulton
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Expedition underway: May 14-August 24, 1804 -- The middle Missouri: August 25-October 26, 1804 -- Knife river winter: October 27, 1804-April 6, 1805 -- Into the unknown: April 7-June 2, 1805 -- Portaging the falls: June 3-July 14, 1805 -- Shadows of the Rockies: July 15-August 9, 1805 -- Those tremendous mountains: August 10-October 10, 1805 -- Roll on Columbia: October 11-November 14, 1805 -- Pacific coast winter: November 15, 1805-March 22, 1806 -- Homeward bound: March 23-July 2, 1806 -- Separation and reunion: July 3-August 12, 1806 -- Hurrying home: August 13-September 23, 1806
Control code
ocm50204275
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
lviii, 413 pages
Isbn
9780803229501
Lccn
2002028526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50204275
  • (OCoLC)50204275
Label
The Lewis and Clark journals : an American epic of discovery : the abridgment of the definitive Nebraska edition, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and members of the Corps of Discovery ; edited and with an introduction by Gary E. Moulton
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Expedition underway: May 14-August 24, 1804 -- The middle Missouri: August 25-October 26, 1804 -- Knife river winter: October 27, 1804-April 6, 1805 -- Into the unknown: April 7-June 2, 1805 -- Portaging the falls: June 3-July 14, 1805 -- Shadows of the Rockies: July 15-August 9, 1805 -- Those tremendous mountains: August 10-October 10, 1805 -- Roll on Columbia: October 11-November 14, 1805 -- Pacific coast winter: November 15, 1805-March 22, 1806 -- Homeward bound: March 23-July 2, 1806 -- Separation and reunion: July 3-August 12, 1806 -- Hurrying home: August 13-September 23, 1806
Control code
ocm50204275
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
lviii, 413 pages
Isbn
9780803229501
Lccn
2002028526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50204275
  • (OCoLC)50204275

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