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''Fairly Launched on My Voyage of Discovery'': Meriwether Lewis's Expedition Letters to James Findlay
Two letters written by Captain Meriwether Lewis during the Lewis and Clark Expedition recently resurfaced at the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. The article includes the text of the two letters....
''Our Dogg'': The Tale of Seaman
January 28, 2004
Article examines the documentation of Seaman (Meriwether Lewis' Newfoundland dog) in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is believed that Seaman accompanied the Corps of Discovery from its...
Annotated Roster of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804
List of members of the expedition with known birth and death dates.
Because of Them
Editorial praising the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and recounting the triumphs and struggles of their journey.
Beyond Lewis and Clark
Article describes a number of explorers who travelled the West in the employ of the U.S. Army after the Lewis and Clark Expedition. These include Zebulon Pike, Stephen H. Long, John Charles Fremont, and...
Clark on the Yellowstone
April 1, 2006
Article describes the return journey of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the summer of 1806, when the Corps of Discovery split up and was later reunited where the Yellowstone River meets the Missouri....
Title continues, "David Thompson, Thomas Jefferson and the Corps of Discovery traveled similar paths throughout their careers."
In 1797-1798, David Thompson, a fur trader and cartographer for the...
Down on Lewis and Clark
Brief article comparing the author's deep interest in the Border Wars of Kansas and Missouri to the widely publicized bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which the author finds less interesting...
Expansion of the Fur Trade Following Lewis and Clark
Exploration and Diplomacy: George Champlin Sibley's Report to William Clark, 1811
Illustrations, photos, map, and biographical article about George Champlin Sibley, or George Sibley (1782-1863), factor of Fort Osage in Jackson County, and his report to William Clark (of the Lewis and...
Faring Well with Food: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
February 1, 2003
Article describing the diet of men on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Includes recipes for berry pudding, venison, and squash.
Large color photos and article about the restoration (reconstruction) of Fort Osage in northeastern Jackson County, Missouri, from the 1940s to the 1970s, directed by "archaeologist J. W. Hendron." History...
Fort Osage: An Incident of Territorial Missouri
Essay about the policies of President Thomas Jefferson to protect the Louisiana Purchase territory against foreigners following the Lewis and Clark expedition, with forts along its border, especially Fort...
Gass's Journal of the Travels of a Corps of Discovery, from the Mouth of the Missouri through the Interior Parts of North America
Book review of "A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery" by Patrick Gass, "one of the Persons employed in the Expedition." Description of their voyage from Saint Louis along the Missouri...
Give Or Take A Lie Or Two
An article about the conflicting stories of both filmmakers and historians when it comes to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Blomquist gives examples of several Hollywood films that attempt to portray the...
Historian's Corps of Discovery: Ambrose Hopes to Restore the Missouri
December 7, 1998
Photo and biographical article about Stephen Ambrose, a 62-year-old "author and historian" becoming actively involved in restoring the natural condition of the Missouri River following his writing of the...
Historical Notes--Fort Orleans on the Missouri
Article questioning many possibilities for the site of the former Fort Orleans, built around 1724, including Lewis and Clark's account, considering it "washed away."
Historical Sketch of Kansas City, Mo., from the Beginning to 1909
History of the Kansas City area to its known origins, including the "more than probable" visit of white explorer Coronado in 1541.
History of the Kansa or Kaw Indians
Photos and article about the history of the Kansas Indians, also known as the Kaw Indians, with their "first recorded mention" in "the account of the explorations of Juan de Onate, who met them on our...
In the Footsteps of the Third Spanish Expedition: James Mackay and John T. Evans's Impact on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Author discusses how the Third Expedition of the Missouri Company, conducted in 1795 on behalf of the Spanish by James Mackay and John T. Evans, influenced Lewis and Clark in their preparations for the...
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