|Lewis & Clark Expedition: 1804–1806
Take your students on the exciting eight thousand mile journey of Lewis and Clark. Study the hands-on documents — Jefferson’s instructions to Lewis, the 1814 map of their routes and drawings of the Indians and natural wonders discovered along the way. Read an 1806 newspaper account of their return after 28 months in the West. Broadsheets discuss the story from the Louisiana Purchase to the end of the journey and beyond. Historian: James A. Crutchfield. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
The Louisiana Purchase
- Preparing for the Journey
- The Voyage of Discovery
- The Legacy of the Expedition
- Contemporary Expeditions
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
- Map of Louisiana as perceived by its French owners, 1757.
- Letter from Lewis to General Irvine, April 1803.
- President Jefferson’s instructions to Lewis, June 1803.
- Jefferson’s letter of credit to Lewis for financing, July 1803.
- Illustration, Lewis and Clark meeting with Indians, 1804.
- Catlin drawing, Mandan Indian village, 1832.
- Map and sketch of Great Falls, Missouri River, June 1805.
- Drawing of Clark and men building winter-quarters huts.
- Title-page: Official 1814 Phila. version of the expedition.
- 1814 map showing the routes traveled by Lewis and Clark.
- Newspaper article on the return of Lewis and Clark, 1806.
- List of the men on the expedition.
- Animals identified by the Freeman-Custis expedition.
- Sketch of Flat Head Indians from Clark’s journal, 1806.
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