Lewis and Clark
Of Courage Undaunted
Across the Continent With Lewis and Clark
the journals of lewis and clark
The Journals of Lewis and Clark (1840)
by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
“The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, for exploring the river Missouri, and the best communication from that to the Pacific Ocean, has had all the success which could be expected. They have traced the Missouri nearly to its source; descended the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, ascertained with accuracy the Geography, of that interesting communication across the continent; learned the character of the country, its commerce and inhabitants; and it is but justice to say that Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, and their brave companions, have, by this arduous service, deserved well of their country.”
This volume is the 1840 edition with woodcut images and an Indian vocabulary. They may be viewed by clicking on the text URL.
(Summary in quotes by President Thomas Jefferson)
Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition Virtual Journey HERE
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Lewis and Clark:
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
by William Lighton
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01 – Characteristics
02 – The Expedition
03 – Terms of the Commission
04 – The Start
05 – With the Sioux
06 – To the Falls of the Missouri
07 – Over the Continental Divide
08 – The Last Stage of the Westward Journey
09 – Winter on the Coast
10 – Homeward: In the Mountains
11 – Recrossing the Divide
12 – Home
13 – After Life
Multimedia resources from the Library of Congress that support instruction about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. These resources include expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, Webcasts, and other online materials.
AmericanTreasures: Lewis and Clark (Exhibition) Examine maps and manuscripts documenting the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Fill Up the Canvas...Rivers of Words: Exploring with Lewis and Clark (Online Activity) Experience Lewis and Clark's journey westward through words, images, maps and other documents.
Lewis and Clark – Meeting of the Frontiers Gallery (International) View Lewis and Clark photos and documents in the Exploration of the American West gallery.
Louisiana Purchase Legislative Timeline 1802-1807 (Presentation) This timeline examines the role of Congress in the Louisiana Purchase from 1802 to 1807, including ratification of the treaty, establishment of a territorial government, confrontation with Spain over boundary issues, and
Rivers, Edens, Empires (Exhibition) This online exhibition and virtual tour feature Lewis and Clark maps and other resources documenting westward exploration.
Thomas Jefferson Timeline: The Early Republic 1800-1809 (Presentation) Explore Thomas Jefferson’s timeline during the Lewis and Clark Expedition years.
Thomas Jefferson: The West (Exhibition) Learn about Thomas Jefferson's life-long commitment to supporting western exploration.
Lewis & Clark Lesson Ideas & Materials
From Guest Hollow (Our Los Banos) ~ links to online book chapters, Route Maps, Timeline ~
*Lapbook / Notebook* ~ "Who were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and what did they do?" Map, questions, and notebook pages, Lewis & Clark and Jefferson Pages from Crayola, Mountain Men Worksheet
Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America
This Library of Congress site has a variety of images from the letter President Thomas Jefferson sent to Meriwether Lewis in 1803 to maps drawn by Lewis and Clark.
Getting ready to read: (helpful ideas adapted from PBS website)
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