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Lewis And Clark Information For Kids

The Discoveries of Lewis & Clark

Expedition

Discovering Lewis & Clark
The centerpiece of Discovering Lewis and Clark® is a nineteen-part synopsis of the expedition’s story by historian Harry W. Fritz, illustrated with selections from the journals of the expedition, photographs, maps, animated graphics, moving pictures, and sound files.

Go West Across America with Lewis & Clark
Wild rivers. Rugged mountains. An unknown continent to explore. This great American expedition will face them all. And they need your help on this incredible adventure. National Geographic.

Lewis & Clark: Interactive Journey Log
When Thomas Jefferson dispatched Lewis and Clark to find a water route across North America and explore the uncharted West, he expected they’d encounter woolly mammoths, erupting volcanoes, and a mountain of pure salt. What they found was no less surprising. National Geographic.

Lewis and Clark… and Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha – Time Warp Trio
The girls’ wish for a camping trip transports them back to join Lewis and Clark on the first U.S. overland expedition to the Pacific Coast. Even with Sacagawea’s help, will Jodie, Samantha and Freddi survive life in the snow-covered, bear-populated great outdoors?

Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Think you can lead the Lewis and Clark expedition? An excellent site to help you discover the west along with Lewis & Clark. PBS.

Lewis and Clark: Maps of Exploration 1507 -1814
Although Jefferson himself never traveled west of Warm Springs, Virginia, he was America’s first great Westerner. Promoter of four attempts to reach the Pacific, he personally planned the successful expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark from 1804 to 1806.


Sacagawea

Sacagawea
From captive to Indian interpreter to a true American legend. Slow-loading 19th century photos, original documents, and text from Expedition logs are worth your wait! By Bonnie “Spirit Wind-Walker” Butterfield (Cherokee/Mohawk/Dutch)

Sacajawea
From her tribe’s point of view, the Lemhi Shoshone. Banished from their homeland in 1907 and seeking to return ever since, the Sacajawea’s people the Lemhi-Shoshone create a dilemma for the nation.

Sacajawea: Her Story by her people
I am a Lemhi Shoshone a descendant of Chief Cameawhait (Sacajewea’s brother)..and this is a very helpful site for information on the story as told by her people. It’s very useful because their voices often go unheard, they don’t have tribal recognition today, and they have been living amongst the Shoshone Bannock.

Documents

Letter from President Thomas Jefferson
“To Meriwether Lewis, esquire, captain of the first regiment of infantry of the United States of America…” Site includes journal entries.

Downloads

Lewis and Clark Screen Saver
Mac & Win. Ask your parent if it’s OK to download this historically themed screen saver. PBS.


Field Trips

Follow in the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark
The Sierra Club takes you on a virtual field trip of the regions explored by Lewis & Clark.

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Most of the trail follows the Missouri & Columbia Rivers. Much has changed in 200 years but trail portions remain intact.


Travelers’ Rest State Park
At this place, Old Toby instructed them to rest themselves and their horses and to make preparations for the difficult mountain crossing ahead.

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