days you can find Lewis and Clark all over the Web! There are Web
sites that give details of the expedition, while others feature
a cartoon, or a timeline, or a virtual tour of a museum. We'd like
to share with you some of the best sites we've seen. If there are
others you like, share
them with us and we'll post them here.
Museum of Natural History
This beautiful and educational Web site includes a clickable map
of the expedition's route that links to information on the flora
and fauna they found along the way. There are also journal excerpts
about the plants and animals they collected, as well as scientific
drawings and field photos. The site is designed to be particularly
useful to elementary, middle and high-school students, and includes
a teachers' guide and several lesson plans.
The American Rivers' tour of the rivers Lewis and Clark traveled
edition of Lewis and Clark journals
The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online Project
makes available the text of Gary E. Moulton's edition of the
Clark journals. Also included are a gallery of images, audio
files of acclaimed poet William Kloefkorn reading selected passages,
video clips of Moulton discussing the Journals.
Lewis and Clark Rediscovery Project
Seems like this site has more information than you could read
in a lifetime! The map and timeline on the opening page are very,
Native American Web sites
PBS has an informative Web site about the
tribes encountered by Lewis and Clark. Some of
the American Indians encountered by the expedition have their own
websites, like the Nez
Lewis and Clark, Journey of the Corps of Discovery
A good timeline, lots of information about the Native American
tribes encountered by Lewis and Clark, and the actual equipment
Magazine: Lewis and Clark issue
Articles in this landmark issue include a commentary by Page
Stegner about the ultimate American adventure, as well as his
a float trip down the Missouri River. And Winona Duke writes
about the bison as the salvation of the Great Plains.
Discovering Lewis and Clark
A comprehensive historical site by Harry Fritz, a profession
at the University of Montana, Missoula.
The Home of Thomas Jefferson
The expedition from the vantage of "the author of our enterprise,"
with a good selection of Jefferson's instructions to Lewis and correspondence
Much detailed information about the time the Corps spent wintering
at Fort Clatsop.
National Expansion Memorial
A site with particularly good information on the scientific goals
and accomplishments of the expedition, including their contribution
to the new science of paleontology.
Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
For those who are actually traveling portions of the expedition
trail, a good
list of visitor centers, parks, monuments and museums along
the way, as well as an events
Bike the Katy Trail
The Katy Trail in Missouri is America's longest rails-to-trails bike path. The Katy Trail follows Lewis and Clark's path up the Missouri River for 150 miles, from St Charles to Boonville, Missouri. This trail is closely tied to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and helps bring this history alive for Katy Trail travelers. From the Lewis and Clark Boat House at the trail's start in St Charles, to the native American pictographs on the bluffs that were noted in L&C's journals and are still faintly visible, to the various L&C historical markers along the way, the Katy Trail enables cyclists and hikers to experience Lewis and Clark's history first-hand.
Montana Living: May/June 2004
Ranchers and conservation organizers are saving Montana's heritage.
For more information about the Sierra Club's Lewis and Clark campaign or to find out how you can help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.