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The Lewis and Clark journals : an American epic of discovery : the abridgment of the definitive Nebraska edition

Author: Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Gary E Moulton
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; William Clark; Meriwether Lewis
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Gary E Moulton
ISBN: 080322950X 9780803229501
OCLC Number: 50204275
Notes: Includes index.
Description: lviii, 413 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
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.
Other Titles: Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Responsibility: Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and members of the Corps of Discovery ; edited and with an introduction by Gary E. Moulton.
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Following orders from President Thomas Jefferson, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out from Saint Louis in 1804 to search for a river passage to the Pacific Ocean. This book talks  Read more...

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The Lewis and Clark Journals: An American Epic of Discovery edited by Gary E. Moulton is a one volume abridgement of the 13 volume comprehensive set produced from 1979-2001. In this volume, Editor Gary Moulton blends the narrative highlights of his definitive Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark journals....
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