The Fate of the Corps: What Became of the Lewis and Clark Explorers After the Expedition

Yale University Press, 10/06/2004 - 320 páginas

“Combines adventure, mystery, and tragedy . . . a ‘Who’s Who’ of explorers who opened the pathway for an ocean-to-ocean America.” —St. Joseph News-Press (Missouri)
The story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition has been told many times. But what became of the thirty-three members of the Corps of Discovery once the expedition was over?
The expedition ended in 1806, and the final member of the corps passed away in 1870. In the intervening decades, members of the corps witnessed the momentous events of the nation they helped to form—from the War of 1812 to the Civil War and the opening of the transcontinental railroad. Some of the expedition members went on to hold public office; two were charged with murder. Many of the explorers could not resist the call of the wild and continued to adventure forth into America’s western frontier.
Engagingly written and based on exhaustive research, The Fate of the Corps chronicles the lives of the fascinating men (and one woman) who opened the American West.
“A fascinating afterword to the expedition . . . demands inclusion in the canon of essential Lewis and Clark books.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer 
“Succinct, clear style . . . The diverse fates of the members of the expedition . . . give the feel of a Greek epic.”—Santa Fe New Mexican

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This is a great little book that shares what is known about each of the members of the Corps of Dicovery, from the most famous to the most obscure. Morris fills in a lot of the blank spaces in the ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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This is an great book for anyone who is a Lewis and Clark Expedition history buff and wants to know what happened to the Corp of Discovery. The book is a very easy read and is hard to put down. The stories are funny and sad as each members paths takes on different directions. Highly recommend. Ler crítica na íntegra


The Corps and the War of 1812
John Collins and Toussaint Charbonneau Among the Mountain Men
The Sad Fate of York
William Clarks Accounting of Expedition Members
The Final Decades of the Corps
Appendix A Members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Appendix B The Death of Meriwether Lewis
Appendix C The Sacagawea Controversy

George Shannons Early Career
George Drouillards Death at the Hands of the Blackfeet
William Bratton and John Ordway and the Great Earthquake
Sacagaweas Death
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Larry E. Morris is a writer and editor with the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts at Brigham Young University and has served as chairman of the genealogy committee for the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.

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