ISBN-10:
0813109132
ISBN-13:
9780813109138
Pub. Date:
08/22/2003
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Into the Wilderness: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Into the Wilderness: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

by James J. Holmberg
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Overview

"When Thomas Jefferson sent a team of explorers to discover a way to the Pacific Ocean two hundred years ago, the western border of the United States was the Mississippi River. It was Jefferson's dream to uncover the mysteries of the distant lands beyond. In 1803, the president sent a team of thirty men, lead by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, up the Missouri River, across the Rocky Mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific, and back home again. During this monumental, two-and-a-half-year expedition, Lewis and Clark gathered samples of plants, animals, and Indian crafts. Into the Wilderness describes the difficult yet successful journey that made these men the celebrated heroes they are today. James J. Holmberg, curator of special collections at the Filson Historical Society, is the author of Dear Brother: Letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813109138
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 08/22/2003
Series: New Books for New Readers Series
Edition description: For Adult Literacy & ESL
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,203,977
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordiv
Acknowledgmentsv
Introduction1
1.Thomas Jefferson's Dream3
2.Down the Ohio10
3.Up the Missouri19
4.To the Pacific31
5.Homeward Bound41
6.Life after the Expedition49
About the Author56

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