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Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America

looks at historical maps, relations with Indians, and expedition artifacts -- the blunderbuss, Jefferson's secret message to Congress, his instructions for Meriwether Lewis, and speeches. Subsequent expeditions of America are also examined, including those by Lieutenant Zebulon Pike, Thomas Freeman, Major Stephen Long, Father de Smet, and John Frémont. (Library of Congress)

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William Clark (1770-1838), Head of a Vulture '(California condor),' February 17, 1806.  Copyprint of journal illustration. Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society, St Louis (74A)

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