Two hundred years ago this spring, Meriwether Lewis
prepared for his historic journey seeking a water route to the Pacific Ocean by taking crash courses in medicine, botany, astronomy and zoology, while William Clark was skilled in geography and mapmaking.
Why would anyone want to see a movie starring Fred MacMurray as Meriwether Lewis
and Charlton Heston as William Clark, with Donna Reed as Sacajawea, "the object of sublimated lust directed at the politically correct Julia Hancock (Barbara Hale)'?
In moving prose, Ambrose conjured the way west with stunning clarity, calling on the bravery of Daniel Boone, the pragmatic courage of Sacajawea, the over-arching, relentless vision of Meriwether Lewis
The tools and duties have changed since George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Banneker, Meriwether Lewis
, and William Clark worked as surveyors.
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Although they probably studied them in school, most Americans don't remember that much about Meriwether Lewis
and William Clark, the men President Thomas Jefferson dispatched in 1804 to explore the Northwest lands the U.
In 1804 William Clark and Meriwether Lewis
with a 'Corps of Discovery' comprising around 80 men, set off on an epic voyage from St Louis to the west coast of the USA.
I think he was a really serious guy and lived an incredibly hard life, but he's only ever been written about in the context of other people; as a footnote in the Prince Madoc [a 12th century Welsh prince who set sail to America some 300 years before Columbus] story, or as a footnote in the Lewis and Clark [pioneering American explorers Captain Meriwether Lewis
and close friend Second Lieutenant William Clark] stories," he says.
I think he was a really serious guy and lived an incredibly hard life, but he's only ever been written about in the context of other people - as a footnote in the Prince Madoc (a 12th century Welsh prince reputed to have set sail to America some 300 years before Columbus) story, or as a footnote Columbus) story, or as a footnote in the Lewis and Clark in the Lewis and Clark (pioneering American (pioneering American explorers Captain explorers Captain Meriwether Lewis Meriwether Lewis
and close friend and close friend Second Second Lieutenant William Clark) stories," he says.
In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis
and William Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, began their journey back east.
Fort Lewis is named after Meriwether Lewis
of the famed Lewis and Clark expedition; I suggest you plan your own expedition of the area when you attend this year's AMHCA conference.
Four years earlier, Jefferson had appointed Clark and Meriwether Lewis
to survey the vast, unknown lands west of the Mississippi River.
She includes a fascinating chapter about a visit with an archaeologist friend, Cameron McPherson Smith, to what remains of Cathlapotle, an ancient Chinook village north of Portland, and the home of one of 19 Native American groups encountered by Meriwether Lewis
and William Clark during their expedition in 1804-06.