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Lewis & Clark Central Montana, revised.
Ela Mae Howard, Ella M. Howard, Robert Moritz, Tom English
List Price:   $9.95

This work focused on the Lewis and Clark Expedition in central Montana between the Marias River and the Gates of the Mountains, west to the Continental Divide. Although this is a relatively small part of the area explored by Lewis and Clark, the time they spent here is rich in discoveries and happenings.



Undaunted Courage
Stephen Ambrose
List Price:   $17.00 • Your Price: $11.90

In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose, the bestselling author od D-Day, presents the definitive account of one of the most momentous journeys in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific, through the heart-stopping moments of the actual trip, to Lewis's lonely demise on the Natchez Trace. Along the way, Ambrose shows us the American West as Lewis saw it -- wild, awsome, and pristinely beautiful. Undaunted Courage is a stunningly told action tale that will delight readers for generations.



The Journals of Lewis & Clark
Bernard DeVoto
List Price:   $14.00 • Your Price: $11.20

In 1803, when the United States purchased Louisiana from France, the great expanse of this new American territory was a blank -- not only on the map but in our knowledge. President Thomas Jefferson keenly understood that the course of the nation's destiny lay westward and that a national "Voyage of Discovery" must be mounted to determine the nature and accessibility of the frontier. He commissioned his young secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to lead an intelligence-gathering expedition from the Missouri River to the northern Pacific coast and back. From 1804 to 1806, Lewis, accompanied by co-captain William Clark, the Shoshone guide Sacajawea, and thirty-two men, made the first trek across the Louisiana Purchase, mapping the rivers as he went, tracing the principal waterways to the sea, and establishing the American claim to the territories of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. together the captains kept a journal, a richly detailed record of the flora and fauna they sighted, the Indian tribes they encountered, and the awe-inspiring landscape they traversed, from their base camp near present-day St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River. In keeping this record they made an incomparable contribution to the literature of exploration and the writing of natural history. The Journals of Lewis and Clark, writes Bernard DeVoto, was "the first report on the West, on the United States over the hill and beyond the sunset, on the province of the American future. There has never been another so excellent or so influential...It satisfied desire and created desire: the desire of the westering nation.”



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The Essential Lewis & Clark
Landon Y. Jones
List Price:   $24.00 • Your Price: $16.80

The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. This compact volume of their journals, compiled by American Book Awaard nominee Landon Y. Jones, includes all of the most riveting tales of their adventure.

Here is a concise, breathtaking record of Lewis and Clark's legendary journey to the Pacific, written by the two captains--under unspeakable stress and the threat of constant danger--with an immediacy that startles to this day. Through these tales of adventure we see the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains and western rivers the way Lewis and Clark first observed them--majestic, pristine, uncharted, and awe-inspiring. We are in moccasins of Lewis and Clark as they witness other wonders no European-Americans had ever seen before: new creatures such as antelope, prairie dogs, and, most memorably, grizzly bears. Also included are the explorers' encounters with Native Americans, featuring the amazing reunion between Sacagawea and her brother, a Shoshone chief who secured the expedition's safe passage over the Continental Divide.

Landon Jones has selected the most memorable journal entries left behind by Lewis and Clark, and then edited and annotated them for all readers--those steeped in lore of the expedition, and newcomers to this unforgettable journey. From this raw material springs every book ever written about Lewis and Clark.



Sacagawea Speaks: Beyond the Shining Mountains with Lewis & Clark
Joyce Badgley Hunsaker
List Price:   $27.50 • Your Price: $18.15

Sacagawea Speaks is filled with classic storytelling and user-friendly history that leaps off the page and into the imagination. Here, Sacagawea tells readers of her extraordinary life with the Corps of Discovery. Author Joyce Badgley Hunsaker elegantly combines oral traditions, scholarly research, historical anecdotes, and images from a multitude of collections to present to readers the first complete picture of Sacagawea --the woman of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Rounding out the first-person narrative and exquisite selection of color, historical, scenic, and expedition artifact photos, readers will find Shoshoni vocabulary, quotes from the journals of Lewis and Clark, interpretive notes, a timeline, and more.



Lewis & Clark for Kids: Their Journey of Discovery with 21 Activities
Janis Herbert
List Price:   $14.95 • Your Price: $10.47

Join Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery as they navigate the muddy Missouri River and begin a great adventure set against the background of the vast North American continent. Lewis and Clark for Kids takes children from President Jefferson's vision of an exploratory mission across a continent full of unique plants and animals through their dangerous and challenging journey into the unknown to the expedition's triumphant return to the frontier town of St. Louis. Twenty-one activities bring to life the Native American tribes they encountered, the plants and animals they discovered, and the camping and navigating techniques they used. A glossary of terms and listings of Lewis and Clark sites, museums, and related Web sites round out this comprehensive activity book.



The Journals of Patrick Gass: Member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Patrick Gass, Carol Lynn Macgregor
List Price:   $20.00 • Your Price: $14.00

Sergeant Patrick Gass's journal -- never widely available to a general audience -- is the most readable and straightforward firsthand account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, largely because Gass focused on the human aspects of the epic journey. In this new edition, Carol MacGregor's thorough annotation of the journal and the inclusion of Gass's previously unknown account book from later in his life lend new insight into Gass's work and his life.

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