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The Corps of Discovery on the Clearwater River __ ". . . the object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, and such principal streams of it, as, by its course and communication with the waters of the Pacific Ocean, whether the Columbia, Oregon, Colorado or any other river, may offer the most direct and practicable water communication across this continent for the purposes of..." - - With those instructions from President Thomas Jefferson, the expedition was off. You will find a good overview of the expedition. - illustrated - From National Park Service - http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/CorpsOfDiscovery/CorpsOfDiscoveryMain.htm

Discovering Lewis and Clark __ "Conceived in 1993, and online since 1998, Discovering Lewis & Clark® is a hyperhistory in progress. It is enhanced by at least one new interpretive episode each month, employing a variety of multmedia techniques. It focuses on issues, values and visions relating to the Lewis & Clark Expedition, its preludes, and its aftermath up to the present time." All I can say is that this is a grand place to begin your research into Lewis and Clark. - illustrated - From lewis-clark.org - http://www.lewis-clark.org/ 

Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark __ Sign on to adventure. Go west with Lewis and Clark. Then make discoveries, study the maps and answer questions. - illustrated - From National Geographic - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/west/  


Idaho Public Television - Lewis and Clark __ This is the website to a PBS documentary of the same name. Use the interactive map to follow the expedition, then take the multiple choice test. Realplayer required - illustrated - From PBS - http://idahoptv.org/lc/index.html  

The Journals __ Online Lewis and Clark Journals. "Because the journal writers did not use consistent spelling – the word “mosquito” is spelled in the journals at least 15 different ways – the journal excerpts are not searchable by keyword. However, you can search them by author, date and year. Or, if you’d simply like a good read, you can browse through them in their entirety." - From PBS - http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/archive/idx_jou.html 



Lead This Way: Historic Steps of Lewis & Clark __ Follow Lewis and Clark's historic steps in this interactive adventure where participants must make difficult decisions that could mean the difference success and failure. - illustrated - From usaweekend.com - http://www.usaweekend.com/97_issues/971102/lewis_and_clark/971102trail_intro.html 

Lewis & Clark __ Virtual exhibit from the Smithsonian. - illustrated - From Smithsonian Institution and EdGate.com, Inc - http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark/


Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition __ "This exciting exhibition will compare the assumptions of Lewis and Clark and the Indian peoples they were among on such topics as politics and diplomacy, women, geography, animals, military heroism, language, trade and property, curing and health, and plants. ... These cultural contrasts reveal how the expedition overcame barriers to communication—or failed to overcome them." A great site to explore on your own. - illustrated - From lewisandclarkexhibit.org - http://www.lewisandclarkexhibit.org/
Lewis and Clark | PBS __ Companion site to the Ken Burns film, 'Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.' Information on the explorers, expedition journals and more. You will find this site jam-packed with information. - illustrated - From PBS - http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/ 



Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation __ This organization preserves the Lewis and Clark heritage through research, promotion and publication. You will find membership information and plans for the future. - illustrated - From Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail Foundation - http://lewisandclark.org 

Lewis and Clark: Table of Contents __ Here you will find 28 chapters of eyewitness history as you read the journals of Lewis and Clark - From University of Virginia - http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/JOURNALS/toc.html 

Lewis and Clark's Historic Trail __ "These true American heroes faced unknown people, harsh conditions and unexplored lands to secure a place in history as two of the world's greatest explorers. One of the expedition's stops along the way was near present-day Yankton, South Dakota, and the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan has put together this site to celebrate Yankton's place in history as well as sites along the rest of the Lewis and Clark Trail." Good stuff here. - illustrated - from lewisclark.net - http://www.lewisclark.net/ 


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