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The Resource The journals of Lewis and Clark, edited by Bernard DeVoto ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; maps by Erwin Raisz

The journals of Lewis and Clark, edited by Bernard DeVoto ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; maps by Erwin Raisz

Label
The journals of Lewis and Clark
Title
The journals of Lewis and Clark
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bernard DeVoto ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; maps by Erwin Raisz
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1774-1809
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Meriwether
Dewey number
917.804/2
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F592.4
LC item number
1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1770-1838
  • 1897-1955
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clark, William
  • De Voto, Bernard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • Missouri River
  • Columbia River
  • West (U.S.)
  • Lewis, Meriwether
  • Clark, William
  • Clark, William
  • Lewis, Meriwether
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Travel
  • Missouri River
  • United States
  • United States, West
Label
The journals of Lewis and Clark, edited by Bernard DeVoto ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; maps by Erwin Raisz
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Publication
Note
  • Based on the Reuben Gold Thwaites ed., published in 1904-1905
  • "A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm36225424
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
lx, 504 p.
Isbn
9780395859964
Lccn
97001518
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36225424
  • (OCoLC)36225424
Label
The journals of Lewis and Clark, edited by Bernard DeVoto ; foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose ; maps by Erwin Raisz
Link
Publication
Note
  • Based on the Reuben Gold Thwaites ed., published in 1904-1905
  • "A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm36225424
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
lx, 504 p.
Isbn
9780395859964
Lccn
97001518
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36225424
  • (OCoLC)36225424

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