Book Discussion on The Lewis and Clark Journals
Audio on this program contains static that lasts throughout the program. Professor Gary Moulton, editor of The Lewis and Clark Journals: An… read more
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Professor Gary Moulton, editor of The Lewis and Clark Journals: An American Epic of Discovery, published by University of Nebraska Press, discussed the historic expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The book is an abridged version of The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition which documents, in 13 volumes, the journey of the members of the Corps of Discovery as they searched for a river passage to the Pacific Ocean. Professor Moulton included selections from the diaries of other corps members in addition to journal entries penned by Lewis and Clark. Professor Moulton also addressed Lewis and Clark’s relationship with their Native American guide, Sacagawea, and with President Thomas Jefferson. The expedition, which began in May 1804, will be celebrating its bicentennial next year. After his presentation, Professor Moulton answered questions from members of the audience. close
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