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Inquiring Minds - Lewis and Clark

The Journals of Lewis and ClarkEvery week, librarian Judy Woodward compiles the most interesting reference questions and sends them to the Roseville Review. Here's this week's exploratory question!

Q. There are so many books on the Lewis and Clark expedition. I have read Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. What are some other good books that I could try?

A. The Lewis and Clark expedition is one of the most popular topics in American history. And deservedly so. It’s hard to argue with the appeal of the notion of a small band of intrepid explorers making their way across the vast wilderness of early nineteenth century America.

SacagaweaThe library owns nearly a hundred different titles on the subject, with books for all age groups and DVDs as well. Now that you’ve read Ambrose’s book, why not try the first-hand accounts of Lewis and Clark themselves? The Library owns Meriweather Lewis’ journals of the expedition as well as a collection of letters from William Clark to his brother. For a younger age group, you could try a children’s biography of Sacagawea by Lise Erdrich, illustrated by local artist Julie Buffalohead.

Ask the librarian for other suggestions next time you’re in the library!


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