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  • The explorer who made Lewis and Clark look like tourists.

    04/15/2012 7:48:33 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 64 replies ^ | Old Article | TIMOTHY HARPER
    D avid Thompson was a monumental figure in North American history. A fur trader, an explorer and perhaps the greatest land geographer ever, he led expeditions through incredible hardship and danger to safety. His 77 journals made important contributions to our understanding of culture, history and everyday life in North America before Europeans brought horses, guns, alcohol and disease. And he and his American Indian wife lived one of the great love stories of all time. So why havenÂ’t you heard of 19th-century frontiersman David Thompson? No doubt one reason is that he spent most of his long life in...
  • Lewis and Clark in murder mystery 200 years after their final expedition

    06/27/2009 12:07:48 PM PDT · by decimon · 24 replies · 1,166+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Jun 27, 2009 | Jacqui Goddard
    When explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark completed a trailblazing expedition across the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean in 1806, they were revered as American heroes and their journals as literary classics. But Lewis's death three years later, at the age of 35, is now turning into a historical whodunnit as academics, scientists and generations of his descendants question whether he really committed suicide, as was accepted at the time, or whether he may have been felled by an assassin's bullets.
  • Mesa State accepts donated journals of trailblazers of West, Lewis and Clark

    08/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 591+ views
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | August 08, 2007 | KYLENE KIANG
    The foundation marked Gormley’s achievement with a donation of books — seven volumes of the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition — to the Tomlinson Library at Mesa State College. The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark... were edited by Gary Moulton and published by the University of Nebraska Press. They are known among today’s historians as the best and most current version of the duo’s journey through the American West. Mesa State College Library Director Elizabeth Brodak said the fact that the books are forms of primary source material... “Anyone who wishes to get that flavor for...
  • Lewis and Clark stepped here! (Dave Barry)

    08/05/2007 10:03:24 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 1,141+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    Lewis and Clark stepped here! BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published Sept. 14, 1997.) We went West for our summer vacation. Our idea was to follow in the footsteps of the hardy explorers Lewis and Clark, who traveled 8,000 miles through hostile, uncharted wilderness, a feat that was possible only because of their great courage and the fact that they left their children at home. Otherwise, they would have quit after maybe 200 yards. On our trip, we encountered numerous families that, after many hours together in the minivan, had reached Critical Hostility Mass. At...
  • Camping and Lewis and Clark

    08/20/2006 9:07:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 25 replies · 1,082+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    Camping and Lewis and Clark BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on April 7, 1996.) Now that it's warmed up, I'm thinking about camping. Don't misunderstand me: I'm not thinking about actually going camping, in the sense of venturing outdoors and turning my body into an All-U-Can-Eat buffet for insects. I'm just thinking about camping. What got me on this topic is a book I'm reading, called ''Undaunted Courage,'' by Stephen E. Ambrose, about the ultimate camping trip: the Lewis and Clark expedition. If you're a product of the U.S. educational system, you no doubt...
  • 540 free trips to North Dakota contest entry deadline extended to April 2--sponsored by Nat'l Guard

    03/04/2006 8:16:25 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 406+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | March 4, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    Last month I had a couple of blog posts about the contest sponsored by the North Dakota National Guard that is offering 540 free trips (10 from each state and US territory), to North Dakota. Yes, FREE trips. In mid-February, only about 30 entries for this contest were received. The deadline to enter was February 28, but that has been extended to April 2. Medora, which is adjacent to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, is one of the destinations for winners of the contest; the contest is open to students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the upcoming...
  • North Dakota National Guard offering 540 free trips to the Peace Garden State

    02/23/2006 2:55:01 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 410+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | February 18, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    ...and according to AP, only 28 people have entered, 12 of them from North Dakota. Okay, let the jokes fly, but I've been to the Peace Garden State, and it's a great place. That's me below in 2004 running in the North Dakota Badlands near Medora, one of the places the winners--and their chaperones--will visit this summer. Anyone who knows any high schoolers who will be juniors or seniors next year should tell them about the North Dakota National Guard essay contest. From AP: A National Guard essay contest is offering 10 selected high school students from every state and...
  • Who Was Sacagawea?

    11/16/2005 10:32:48 AM PST · by Lorianne · 92 replies · 2,575+ views
    Voice of America ^ | Susan Logue
    In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson asked two men – Meriwether Lewis and William Clark – to mount an expedition to explore the uncharted vastness of America’s new western territory. Two hundred years ago this week (11/16), the team they led -- known as the Corps of Discovery – completed a 2000-kilometer journey from the central state of Missouri and arrived at the Pacific coast. The Corps included a diverse team of men and… one of the most celebrated women in American history: Sacagawea. Her name has been bestowed on mountain peaks, streams, lakes and schools. Her portrait – as imagined...
  • "[I resolve] In the future to live for mankind"-M Lewis, 8/18/1805(Happy B-day!)

    08/18/2005 12:31:26 PM PDT · by socal_parrot · 11 replies · 291+ views
    various | 8/18/05 | socal_parrot
    I reflected that I had as yet done but little, very little indeed, to further the happiness of the human race or to advance the information of the succeeding generation. I viewed with regret the many hours I have spent in indolence...[I resolve] In the future to live for mankind, as I have heretofore lived for myself." -Meriwether Lewis on his 31st birtday August 18, 1805 Camp Fortunate (Near present day Dillon, MT.) Captain Meriwether Lewis, along with Captain William Clark and the Corps of Discovery had left St. Louis 15 months earlier. Under his leadership, the Corps had traveled...
  • Archaeological find won't derail Lewis and Clark memorial at Station Camp

    07/31/2005 12:25:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 293+ views
    The Daily News (WA) ^ | Jul 26, 2005 | Leslie Slape
    CHINOOK --- Construction of Station Camp, an eight-acre waterfront park honoring Lewis and Clark and the Chinook Nation, will resume as planned once archaeological work at the site is completed, the Washington Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The Chinook National and the Washington State Historical Society have reached an agreement on the realignment of U.S. Highway 101 east of the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Highway work was suspended in January when archaeologists discovered a well-preserved impression in the soil of wooden planks, evidence that a Chinook Indian plank house may once have occupied the spot. Archaeologists welcomed the discovery as a chance...
  • Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (Happy Birthday Pomp! 02/11/1805)

    02/11/2005 9:42:00 AM PST · by socal_parrot · 9 replies · 4,627+ views ^ | 2/11/5 | PBS
    Born Feb. 11, 1805, at Fort Mandan, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was the son of French Canadian interpreter, Touissant Charbonneau, and his Shoshone wife, Sacagawea. Lewis and Clark arrived in the Hidatsa-Mandan territory in October 1804 and hired the elder Charbonneau and Sacagawea as an interpreter team. The captains had learned that the Shoshones had a large herd of horses. They were eager to have Sacagawea, who spoke Shoshone, to accompany them to negotiate for horses needed to cross the western mountains, despite that she was six months pregnant at the time. While the expedition wintered at Fort Mandan, Lewis, on...
  • Sakakawea: Myths Abound About Origin, Death Of Woman Who Aided Lewis And Clark

    01/11/2005 5:51:00 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies · 4,472+ views
    The Forum ^ | 1-09-2005
    Sakakawea: Myths abound about origin, death of woman who aided Lewis & Clark By Patrick Springer, The Forum Published Sunday, January 09, 2005 Sakakawea ambled into recorded history one "clear and pleasant" morning in a way that endeared her to an explorer still getting acclimated to the harsh plains weather. Sgt. John Ordway noted in his journal that two American Indian women visiting the Lewis and Clark Expedition's winter camp, still under construction, came with welcome gifts - four buffalo robes. "I Got one fine one myself," Ordway wrote on Nov. 11, 1804, at Fort Mandan in what is now...
  • Lewis and Clark re-enactors will come back home for a break

    11/07/2004 3:54:26 AM PST · by billorites · 14 replies · 353+ views
    St Louis Today ^ | November 5, 2004 | Michelle Munz
    When Lewis and Clark reached North Dakota this month 200 years ago, the icy Missouri River forced them to set up camp for five months. They built wooden huts, nearly ran out of meat, and Clark lined his gloves with lynx fur to guard against the cold. A crew re-creating the explorers' 1803-1806 expedition will spend this winter, however, at home. "I'm looking forward to some sushi," said the crew's captain, Scott Mandrell, 39, of Alton. "That's one thing I've missed desperately, being able to run to Schnucks and buy some sushi." < SNIP > No one can call them...
  • Lucky Break: Study Finds Lewis and Clark Could Have Met Dire Weather

    09/30/2004 1:30:58 PM PDT · by Horatio Gates · 20 replies · 397+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 29, 2004 | Lee Dye
    Sept. 29, 2004 — If Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had set off on their historic expedition across what is now the northwestern United States a few years earlier, or a couple of years later, the dream of then-President Thomas Jefferson might have turned into a nightmare. The success of that venture contributed to the expansion of the West, based largely on glowing reports of lush, fertile regions where wildlife was abundant. But according to new research, Lewis and Clark were extraordinarily lucky. Unbeknownst to them, they had hit a narrow "window of opportunity" which created favorable images of the...
  • Natives protest Lewis and Clark Expedition

    09/28/2004 10:47:27 AM PDT · by hawkdenver · 49 replies · 927+ views
    Stop Lewis and Clark movement ^ | September 28, 2004 | Stop Lewis and Clark movement
  • Indians Decry Lewis and Clark Re-Creation

    09/24/2004 3:34:22 PM PDT · by MarlboroRed · 70 replies · 878+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/24/04 | JOE KAFKA
    A project by a team of history buffs to retrace Lewis and Clark's expedition has proved historically accurate in at least one respect: The adventurers have encountered hostile Indians. A group of about 25 Indians told the expedition members to turn their boats around and go home last week as they made their way up the Missouri River near Chamberlain, where the rolling prairie opens to a grand vista on the lofty banks of the river. The Indians condemned the re-enactors for celebrating a journey that marked the beginning of the end for traditional Indian culture. The confrontation was laced...
  • Lewis & Clark re-enactors face anger, protests from American Indians

    09/21/2004 9:42:49 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 78 replies · 1,395+ views
    modbee ^ | 9-21-04
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A group re-enacting the Lewis and Clark expedition was confronted in South Dakota by American Indian leaders who questioned the legacy of the 200-year-old trip and its effects on native culture. An American Indian delegation greeted the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles over the weekend with protest signs, including one suggesting the original expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led to genocide of their people and destruction of their culture. The re-enactors were asked to go back home. "I went as a peaceful emissary and asked in a kind way if they would leave," said...
  • U.S. Mint to Unveil New Nickel Designs

    09/16/2004 7:25:57 AM PDT · by evets · 79 replies · 1,541+ views
    yahooooooooo ^ | 09-16-04 | JEANNINE AVERSA,
    WASHINGTON - There's change in store for Thomas Jefferson — on the nickel that is. He's getting his first makeover since his likeness was put on the coin in 1938. The makers of the nation's coins, the U.S. Mint, was unveiling Thursday designs for two new nickels. It's the latest in a series of design changes for the coins to honor two important events in U.S. history: the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The revamped nickels will be issued in 2005. A new likeness of Jefferson, the third president, will be on the front of the two...
  • American Indian man says he'll ask Lewis and Clark team to leave

    09/15/2004 12:50:23 PM PDT · by Horatio Gates · 23 replies · 768+ views ^ | 9/15/2004
    CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — A group led by a man from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is planning "an action of the Lakota people" against Lewis and Clark re-enactors who are coming to Chamberlain this weekend. "They're just opening up all the old wounds that we're still trying to heal from," Alex White Plume said. "They should have been a little bit more courteous and asked us about what they are doing, and maybe they could have joined in the healing effort. Instead, they're just coming through and bragging about what they did 200 years ago." About 20 people who...
  • Political Correctness carried to the Extreme!

    09/06/2004 1:22:36 PM PDT · by gc4nra · 50 replies · 1,989+ views
    09-06-2004 | gc$nra
    On Saturday we traveled from our home in Lakewood to Simi Valley to visit friends and accompany them to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. They have struck up a friendship with an extraordinary person who is a docent at the Library and we couldn’t resist the promise of a private tour. The tour was wonderful. The grounds magnificent, the exhibits awe inspiring including the replica of the Oval Office. Then we got to the Lewis and Clark exhibition. There were canoes and a authentic reproduction of one of their Keel Boats, an Indian village, the supplies and trinkets they carried...