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The death of Meriwether Lewis : a historic crime scene investigation

Author: James E Starrs; Kira Gale
Publisher: Omaha, Neb : River Junction Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Even after more than two centuries, mystery continues to surround Meriwether Lewis's death-did the famous explorer commit suicide or was he murdered? Recently revealed truths and deconstructed myths are woven together in this fascinating account to form an unforgettable tale of political corruption, assassins, forged documents, and skeletal remains. New research implicating General James Wilkinson-commanding general  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Meriwether Lewis
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James E Starrs; Kira Gale
OCLC Number: 823743281
Description: 1 online resource (371 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Preface: Second Edition; Table of Contents; Six Points of Disagreement; Background and Timeline; The New Evidence; The Russell Statement as a Cover-Up; Footnotes; Competing Conspiracies; The Wilkinson-Smith T. Conspiracy; General James Wilkinson, Patriotic Sociopath; John Smith T. and the Lead Mine District; How the Conspiracy to Assassinate Meriwether Lewis Was Carried Out; Route of the Unnamed Conspirator; Lewis's Last Days; Wilkinson's and Smith T.'s Motives; The Trading Expedition to Sante Fe; The Guttiérez-Magee Expedition; The Burr-Mexican Association Conspiracy. The Northern Confederacy ConspiracyAaron Burr Goes Abroad; The Previously Ignored Conspiracy of 1809; The Authorities React; Wilkinson Defends New Orleans; Wilkinson's Involvement in the Assassination of Meriwether Lewis; Footnotes; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface & Acknowledgements; Part One: Coroner's Inquest; Introduction by James E. Starrs; Coroner's Inquest: Death of Meriwether Lewis; Testimony of James E. Starrs; Testimony of Arlen J. Large; Testimony of John D.W. Guice; Testimony of Ruth Frick; Testimony of George Stephens; Testimony of Thomas Streed. Testimony of Jerry Thomas Francisco, M. DTestimony of Lucien Haag (1); Testimony of Gerald B. (Jerry) Richards; Testimony of Lucien Haag (2); Testimony of Martin Fackler; Testimony of Duayne Dillon D. Crim; Testimony of Reimert T. Ravenholt; Testimony of William M. Bass III, M.D.; Conclusion; Part Two: The Evidence: Documents & Photos; Introduction by Kira Gale; (1) Lewis to President James Madison; (2) Lewis to Amos Stoddard; (3) James House to Frederick Bates; (4) James Neelly to Thomas Jefferson; (5) Memorandum of Lewis's Personal Effects; (7) William Clark to Jonathan Clark. (6) Issac A. Coles Receipt of Personal Effects(8) William Clark to Jonathan Clark; (9) William Clark to Jonathan Clark; (10) Gilbert C. Russell to Thomas Jefferson; (11) Lewis Memorandum for Gilbert Russell; (12) Gilbert C. Russell to Thomas Jefferson; (13) On the Death of John Pernier; (14) Alexander Wilson's Account of Lewis's Death; (15) Gilbert Russell Statement; (16) Excerpts from Jefferson's Biography of Lewis; (17) On the Fate of Seaman, the Dog; (18) 1845 Newspaper Account of Lewis's Death; (19) 1850 Monument Committee Report; (20) Excerpts from Request for National Monument. Photos and ImagesPart Three: The Case for Murder; Introduction by Kira Gale; Returning Home in the Summer of 1806; The Burr-Wilkinson Conspiracy; Back East-1807; St. Louis-1808-09; The Last Days; Motives for Assassination; Notes.
Responsibility: James E. Starrs & Kira Gale.

Abstract:

Even after more than two centuries, mystery continues to surround Meriwether Lewis's death-did the famous explorer commit suicide or was he murdered? Recently revealed truths and deconstructed myths are woven together in this fascinating account to form an unforgettable tale of political corruption, assassins, forged documents, and skeletal remains. New research implicating General James Wilkinson-commanding general of the U.S. Army and coconspirator of Aaron Burr-as the assassin is thoroughly discussed, while riveting testimony from 13 leading experts in wound ballistics, forensic a.
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