The Adventures of Lewis and Clark

The Adventures of Lewis and Clark In when the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for a scant million it doubled the size of the young country Stretching north from New Orleans to the Canadian border

  • Title: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark
  • Author: John Bakeless
  • ISBN: 9780486421599
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1803, when the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for a scant 15 million , it doubled the size of the young country Stretching north from New Orleans to the Canadian border and westward from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, the area contained over 800,000 square miles That same year, President Thomas Jefferson designated two youIn 1803, when the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for a scant 15 million , it doubled the size of the young country Stretching north from New Orleans to the Canadian border and westward from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, the area contained over 800,000 square miles That same year, President Thomas Jefferson designated two young men Meriweather Lewis and William Clark as leaders of an expedition to explore this vast new acquisition, as well as other lands of the West In the spring of 1804, the two men and an intrepid band of hunters, carpenters, gunsmiths, and blacksmiths, known as the Corps of Discovery, embarked on a perilous journey that would truly give meaning to the term Wild West In this exciting, action packed young reader s edition, based on the author s acclaimed earlier study of the two great American explorers, historian John Bakeless chronicles the daily challenges these men faced from encounters with indigenous people, snake infested waterways, prairie fires, floods, heat, and thirst, to illness, famine, and frigid mountain passes.The result is a saga of epic proportions, an amazing story of courage and determination sure to delight readers with its authenticity and vivid, dramatic style It s a thrilling account of one of the most magnificent expeditions in all history absorbing and inspirational from start to finish New York Times Book Review.

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    1. "Thomas Jefferson had an insatiable curiosity. He wanted to know what lay in the remote, unexplored regions west of the Mississippi." This book tells the captivating story of how Lewis, Clark and their Corps of Discovery answered Jefferson's query through their legendary expedition of 1803 to 1806 - Up the Missouri River, across the Rockies, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean and back again, a 3 year, 8000 mile (12,900 km) adventure of unexplored wilderness, intriguing Indian peoples, [...]

    2. Can't say Max loved this book. I think he tuned much of it out while I was reading aloud. I kind of did, too. The writing does not flow well for a read-aloud book. Some of the names are hard to pronounce and it was challenging to keep track of where they were as they traveled; the book felt very disjointed to us, but then again, maybe we were just in bad moods?

    3. New Words:Amity - pg.70 - Rheumatism - pg.72 - Obstetrics - pg.75 - Sacagawea having a babyArduous - pg.99 - description of tripCarbunkle - pg.120 - on the side of Clark's ankleVermilion - pg.132 - face painted with thisVenison - pg.149 - food

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