Defining Moments: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Editor/Author Hillstrom, Laurie Collier
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $60.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $90.00
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1417-2
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 44
Book Status: Available
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Defining Moments: The Lewis and Clark Expedition provides a detailed account of the epic journey through the unknown western wilderness undertaken by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Corps of Discovery in 1804-1806.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Defining Moments: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • NARRATIVE OVERVIEW
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: The Louisiana Purchase
  • Chapter 2: The Corps of Discovery
  • Chapter 3: Up the Missouri River, 1804
  • Chapter 4: Across the Continent to the Pacific, 1805
  • Chapter 5: The Return Journey, 1806
  • Chapter 6: Settlement of the West
  • Chapter 7: Legacy of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • BIOGRAPHIES
  • Toussaint Charbonneau (c. 1760-1843) Fur Trader and Translator for the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • William Clark (1770-1838) Co-Captain and Primary Mapmaker of the Corps of Discovery
  • John Colter (c. 1774-1813) Explorer, Trapper, and Member of the Corps of Discovery
  • George Drouillard (c. 1774-1810) Interpreter and Hunter for the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Patrick Gass (1771-1870) Sergeant, Carpenter, and Journal Keeper for the Corps of Discovery
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) President Who Organized the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) Explorer, Naturalist, and Co-Captain of the Corps of Discovery
  • Sacagawea (c. 1788-1812) Interpreter and Guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • York (c. 1770-c. 1822) Enslaved African-American Member of the Corps of Discovery
  • PRIMARY SOURCES
  • Alexander Mackenzie Inspires American Exploration
  • President Thomas Jefferson Asks Congress to Fund an Expedition
  • The Louisiana Purchase Treaty
  • Jefferson Provides Meriwether Lewis with Detailed Instructions
  • Lewis Buys Equipment and Supplies for the Expedition
  • Lewis Scouts the Great Falls of the Missouri River
  • Sergeant Patrick Gass Crosses Treacherous Mountain Passes
  • William Clark Searches for Winter Quarters on the Pacific Coast
  • Sergeant John Ordway Returns to Civilization
  • Lewis Informs Jefferson That He Completed His Mission
  • Jefferson Meets with an American Indian Delegation
  • Native Americans Offer Their Perspective on Westward Expansion
  • Historian James Ronda Explores the Legacy of Lewis and Clark
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Bibliography
  • Photo and Illustration Credits