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The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

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"The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, for exploring the river Missouri, and the best communication from that to the Pacific Ocean, has had all the success which could be expected. They have traced the Missouri nearly to its source; descended the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, ascertained with accuracy the Geography, of that interesting communication across the continent; learned the character of the country, its commerce and inhabitants; and it is but justice to say that Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, and their brave companions, have, by this arduous service, deserved well of their country."

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .d and pounded meat and grease which they do. they also supply those establishments with a small quantity of fur, consisting principally of the large and small wolves and the small fox skins. these they barter for small kegs of ruin which they generally transport to their camps at a distance from the establishments, where they revel with their friends and relations as long as they possess the means of intoxication, their women and children are equally indulged on those occations and are all seen drunk together. so far is a state of intoxication from being a cause of reproach among them, that with the men, it is a matter of exultation that their skill and industry as hunters has enabled them to get drunk frequently. in their customs, habits, and dispositions these people very much resemble the Siouxs from whom they have descended. The principal inducement with the British fur companies, for continuing their establishments on the Assinniboin river, is the Buffaloe meat and g. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Maybe I'm a sap. I don't know. This book was enthralling from start to finish. One of the most pivotal moments in American history as Merriwether Lewis and William Clark set off on a brave expedition of what would soon become United States territory. Sent on a mission of exploration and commerce...more

The ultimate travel book. A well-edited and annotated conglomeration of both Lewis & Clark's journals of their journey to find the west coast of America and back. Truly one of the most amazing journeys ever made by Americans - and one that still is probably more amazing than the one made to t...more

Wow. I was expecting something slow but this was a thriller. Seeing the great West unfold before these men was an exciting read. Made me wonder why I read fictional adventures when this is out there…

Sacajawea steals the show in the early part of the book. These great men really depend on her. She...more

Read most but finally bogged down. Fascinating details. I should go back to it some time, but "so many books...."

Enjoyed it...it took a bit to get into the feel of it, but once I did, I got into it more. Captains Lewis and Clark both had very good powers of description, and obviously possessed quite a bit of attention to detail. I liked the stories about the encounters they had with the wildlife, and also w...more

These dudes....Seriously.

If you want to know what it takes to survive in the wilderness, read these journals.

I feel like the general sentiment these days is that Lewis and Clark are both stereotypical, ignorant dorks who crossed America just with Sacagewea to help them and that she pretty much di...more

Stepping off with Lewis and Clark on their There And Back Again adventure. Journals start on May 14, 1804 and end in September 1806. Going to read in "real time" so I'll be done in 2018.....

Two and a half years later............

I've easy-chair traveled with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark for...more

A journal entry or two a day for nearly a year and it was worth every word and hour. Clark wasted no words while Lewis was a story teller and their cohesive voices took me on an uncharted journey to the west coast through land that no white man had yet seen at that time.

I've followed many parts o...more

An amazing story and perspective. I was given an abbreviated summary during my school history class days on the journey and its ramifications on the future expansion and development of the American nation. Also there are the brief documentaries and public references to Lewis and Clark. But to rea...more

First off, this book has spelling and grammatical errors (well for today they would be errors). Keep in mind this was written in the early 1800s and they were out in wilderness. I’m sure they cared more about surviving the trip than wondering how to spell certain words. The Penguin Classics editi...more

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