Tuesday, July 30, 2013

1804-06 Lewis and Clark Expedition Documentary

This National Geographic documentary about the Lewis and Clark crossing of the American continent was recently posted on YouTube. I figured I would share it with you before it is taken down. The documentary is quite good, although it lacks detail as can be expected from a 45 minute film. The 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark expedition is one of the finest examples of long distance wilderness travel and outright courage.

Embedding of the video has been disabled by the poster. I was able to do it through some magic, but if it doesn’t work, just follow the link to the YouTube channel:

If you are interested in the subject, I would recommend reading the book Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, by Stephen Ambrose


Or, if you have the time, you can give a go at reading the original Lewis and Clark journals from the expedition. You can obtain a free copy here.

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