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Lewis and Clark: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

Lewis and Clark: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark by William R. Lighton
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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark – In the years 1804, 1805, and 1806, two men commanded an expedition which explored the wilderness that stretched from the mouth of the Missouri River to where the Columbia enters the Pacific, and dedicated to civilization a new empire. Their names were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. This book relates that adventure from it’s inception through it’s completion as well as the effect the expedition had upon the history of the United States.

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[Illustration: Wm Clark Meriwether Lewis]

LEWIS AND CLARK

MERIWETHER LEWIS

AND

WILLIAM CLARK

BY

WILLIAM R. LIGHTON

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY The Riverside Press, Cambridge PORTLAND, OREGON THE J. K. GILL COMPANY

1905

COPYRIGHT, 1901, BY WILLIAM R. LIGHTON ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Transcriber's Note: The symbol "^" in "Miss^ie" is used to indicate that the letters following it are printed in superscript.

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I. CHARACTERISTICS 1

II. THE EXPEDITION 15

III. TERMS OF THE COMMISSION 25

IV. THE START 34

V. WITH THE SIOUX 51

VI. TO THE FALLS OF THE MISSOURI 69

VII. OVER THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE 82

VIII. THE LAST STAGE OF THE WESTWARD JOURNEY 93

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