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J Frederick Fausz
Reuben Gold Thwaites
Lewis and Clark Resources
A bibliography of materials related to Lewis and Clark held by the Kansas City Public Library.
Schoolmaster with Urge to Explore
September 1, 1973
A biographical article about Jean Baptiste Trudeau, or Jean Trudeau, founder of "a one-room log cabin schoolhouse" in Saint Louis in 1774 and thereby "the first schoolmaster in Missouri." Born in Montreal...
Lewis and Clark Expedition: Concurrent Events and Perspective
January 28, 2004
A brief list of historical events coinciding with the era of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1792-1806).
Lewis and Clark Spanish Intrigue
June 25, 1905
A discussion of the political climate at the beginning of the Lewis and Clark expedition with an "overview of the activity within the Spanish territory to obstruct, turn back or capture the Corps of Discovery."...
John Newman: "A Man of Uncommon Activity and Bodily Strength"
A member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition or Corps of Discovery, John Newman is primarily remembered for "his court martial and subsequent expulsion from the Corps of Discovery." The article relates the...
The Lost Years of Meriwether Lewis
A review of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Meriwether Lewis.
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...
Lewis & Clark's Neglected Stretch of Discovery
Article about the neglect in historical writings of the Missouri discoveries found in the Lewis and Clark expedition, with photos and illustrations.
Article about the progress in exploration and settlement along the Missouri River, with tables of distances and river tributaries along its length "taken from Lewis and Clark's Travels," etc.
The Falls of the Missouri
Article about the waterfalls on the Missouri River, with large photos and history of the river, mostly in the Rocky Mountains, with references to the journal of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
The Wild Missouri: A New Race of Pioneers Braves the Ancient Highway to the West
Article condensed from the "Prairie Schooner," about the "wild Missouri" River and its unstable history since the Lewis and Clark expedition, on a trip on barge from Saint Louis, through Kansas City, to...
The Flag That Flew over the Corps of Discovery at Kaw Point
Article debates the design of the flag (or pendant) that flew from the bow of the keelboat of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The author also examines the use of pirogues and dugout canoes on the journey....
Question on Lewis and Clark Military Justice
Article debates the proposition that the Court Martial at Kaw Point was the first official Court Martial west of the Mississippi.
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...
Statue Honors Explorers
April 26, 2000
Article describes the dedication of the Lewis and Clark statue located in Case Park near the Broadway Bridge in downtown Kansas City. Author Stephen Ambrose and Governer Mel Carnahan were speakers at the...
Lewis and Clark at the Bend of the Missouri River 1804-06: A Spark of Kansas City
Article describes the Lewis and Clark expedition experience in this area. Includes quotes from Clark's journal.
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....
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.
Uncrowned Heroine, Among Great Men
Article describing the life of Sacagawea and her involvement with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The author writes that although Sacagawea served as an important guide to Lewis and Clark, saving the expedition...
Prior Knowledge of Kaw Point Area by Lewis and Clark
Article discusses Lewis' knowledge, prior to the expedition, of the Missouri River at the mouth of the Kansas River and above. Lewis had learned much from the explorations of John Evans, a Welsh explorer...
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