Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Piecing together modern-day information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time, historian Stephen E. Ambrose provides a vivid backdrop for the expedition. Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back 30 years. Next comes Clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson’s. There are numerous Indian chiefs, Sacagawea, the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, the French and Spanish fur traders of St. Louis, John Quincy Adams, and many more leading political, scientific, and military figures of the turn of the 19th century.
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