William Clark carried this compass during the expedition.
Information or research assistance regarding the Lewis and
Clark Expedition is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
The following information has been prepared to assist those interested
in this topic.
Ambrose, Stephen. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis,
Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West. New York:
Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Ambrose, Stephen. Lewis & Clark: Voyage of Discovery.
Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1998.
Barth, Gunther. The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Selections
from the Journals Arranged by Topic. Boston: Bedford -
St. Martin's, 1998.
Bergon, Frank, editor. The Journals of Lewis and
Clark (abridged). New York: Viking, 1989.
Betts, Robert B. In Search of York: The Slave Who
went to the Pacific with Lewis and Clark. Boulder, CO: Colorado
Associated University Press, 1985.
DeVoto, Bernard, editor. The Journals of Lewis and
Clark. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Duncan, Dayton. Out West: American Journey Along
the Lewis and Clark Trail. New York: Viking Penguin, 1987.
Duncan, Dayton, and Ken Burns. Lewis & Clark:
The Journey of the Corps of Discovery. New York: Knopf, 1998.
Gass, Patrick. The Journals of Patrick Gass: Member
of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Edited and annotated by Carol
Lynn MacGregor. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Pub. Co., 1997.
Josephy, Alvin M. The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening
of the Northwest. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Meyer, Roy W. The Village Indians of the Upper Missouri.
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1977.
Moulton, Gary E., editor. The Journals of Lewis and
Clark, Vol. 2-10. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 1983-1999.
National Geographic's Guide to the Lewis & Clark
Trail. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1998.
Ronda, James P. Lewis and Clark Among the Indians.
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1988.
Ronda, James P. editor. Voyages of Discovery: Essays
on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Helena, MT: Montana Historical
Society Press, 1998.
Sprague, Marshall. So Vast, So Beautiful a Land:
The Louisiana Purchase. Athens, OH: Swallow Press, 1991.
Wood, W. Raymond, and Thomas D. Thiessen, eds. Early
Fur Trade on the Northern Plains: Canadian Traders among the Mandan
and Hidatsa Indians, 1738-1818. Norman: University of Oklahoma
Botkin, Daniel B. Our Natural History: The Lessons
of Lewis and Clark. New York: Berkley Publishing, 1995.
Cutright, Paul Russell. Lewis & Clark: Pioneering
Naturalists. Reprint. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press,
Duff, Joseph, and Robert Moseley. Alpine Wildflowers
of the Rocky Mountains. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing,
Fisher, Ron. "Lewis and Clark: Naturalist-Explorers,"
National Geographic, No. 4 (October 1998): 76-93.
McNamee, Thomas. The Grizzly Bear. New York:
Viking Penguin, 1990.
Audubon Society Staff. The Audubon Society Field
Guide to North American Wildflowers (Western Edition). New York:
Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
Lewis & Clark as Naturalists In this site, you will
be able to follow the Lewis and Clark trail, and discover the flora
and fauna as they described it along the way. You can either choose
the interactive map, or browse the collection by category. Unless
otherwise indicated, the collections you will see are from the National
Museum of Natural History, and were not collected by Lewis and Clark.
Ambrose, Stephen. "The Friendship of Lewis and
Clark." 74 minute cassette tape. Washington, DC: Voices from
the Smithsonian Associates, 1997.
Burns, Ken. "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of
the Corps of Discovery." 240 minutes color video, PBS Home Video,
B#3499. American Lives Film Project, 1997.
Lewis & Clark - Mapping the West
This web site sets the historical stage, features online
access to Lewis and Clark maps and other primary resources, and provides
related activities and lesson plans. http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark/
Friends of Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc., an
organization in existence for 30 years. P.O. Box 3434, Great Falls,
Montana 59101 or (888) 701-3434. Web site: www.lewisandclark.org
National Historic Trail
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail web site:
National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council
The council was created to commemorate the journey and
legacies of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 2003-2006. Numerous links
to national organizations: www.lewisandclark200.org/
Prepared by Herman J. Viola, Curator Emeritus,
in cooperation with Public Inquiry Services,