SSr Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the set out from the frontier town of St. Louis and foUowed the Missouri Clark and a party of nearly forty men Opening of the American West by Stephen C. Ambrose $27.50 Simon & Schuster, 1996, 511 pp., Long before the Louisiana Purchase, Thomas Jefferson had supported plans for exploring the American West. As the leading American thinker of the Enlightenment, and an amateur scientist, he nourished an active interest in the Louisiana coun- River northward. Guided by Sacagawea, fifteen-year-old pregnant wife of a French fur trader, they crossed the Rockies into then-uncharted ter- ritory and descended along the Columbia and Snake Rivers to the Pa- cific coast. They were instructed by Jefferson to keep careful journals about aU the plants, animals, minerals and metals that they encountered, and to note all information about na- try and was fascinated by the native Americans, the geography, and the flora and fauna of the Western wil- tive inhabitants, prospects for trade, and viable routes for overland mi- derness. When, in October 1803, through an unusual series of events, the Louisiana territory fell into American hands, Jefferson's plan for a fuU-scale expedition to
The Missouri Review – University of Missouri
Published: Oct 5, 1996
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera