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Reports on the West: Lewis and Clark and their successors


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Stephen E. Ambrose, Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and    the opening of the American West (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996) 

Roy E. Appleman, Lewis and Clark: Historic Places Associated with Their Transcontinental Exploration (1804-1806), National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings, vol. XIII (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1975).  

Stephen Dow Beckham, Douglas Erickson, Jeremy Skinner, and Paul Merchant,  The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, A Bibliography and Essays (Portland, OR: Lewis and Clark College, 2003). 

Raymond D. Burroughs, ed., The natural history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, new ed. (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1995). 

Edward C. Carter II, ed., Three journals of the Lewis & Clark expedition, 1804-1806:  from the collections of the American Philosophical Society, facsimile ed. (Philadelphia, PA : American Philosophical Society, 2000). 

Eldon G. Chuinard, Only one man died: the medical aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Glendale, CA: A. H. Clark Co., 1979). 

Ella Elizabeth Clark and Margot Edmonds, Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark expedition (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1979).

Dayton Duncan, Lewis & Clark: an illustrated history (New York: Knopf, 1997).
--preface by Ken Burns and contributions by Stephen E. Ambrose, Erica Funkhouser, William Least Heat-Moon. 

Charles G Clarke, The men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; a biographical roster of the fifty-one members and a composite diary of their activities from all the known sources (Glendale, CA: A. H. Clark Co., 1970). 

Paul R. Cutright, Lewis and Clark: pioneering naturalists (Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, repr. 1989).  

David Holloway, Lewis and Clark and the Crossing of North America (London: Weidenfield and Nicolson, 1974).  

Donald Jackson, ed., Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, with Related Documents 1783-1854 (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1962). 

Donna J. Kessler, The making of Sacagawea: a Euro-American legend (Tuscaloosa, AL:  University of Alabama Press, 1996).

Lewis and Clark:  the full text of the 1814 Biddle edition of the journals, (University of Cincinnati Digital Press, 2004): URL:

Lewis & Clark in North Dakota [Washington, D.C. : U.S. Senate, <1798-  >]:
URL: or: 

Gary E. Moulton, et al., eds., Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 13 vols. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983. In addition to the Atlas volume, and Lewis and Clark’s own journals, this series also includes the journals of four other participants (Ordway, Floyd, Gass, and Whitehouse).  

James P. Ronda, Lewis and Clark Among the Indians (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1984). 

Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs, with Clay Straus Jenkinson, The Lewis and Clark companion: an encyclopedic guide to the voyage of discovery (New York: Henry Holt, 2003). 


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