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Lewis and Clark @ nationalgeographic.com
Wild Rivers. Rugged mountains. An uncharted continent to explore. This legendary American expedition faced them all, and you can be a member of their team.

Discovering Lewis and Clark
Interactive maps and journal entries let you follow the explorers’ paths at this rich but complex site.

Lewis and Clark in North Dakota
Trace the expedition’s progress, meet the key players, and learn about places you can visit.

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Home Page
The National Park Service provides a wealth of information for those yearning to follow Lewis and Clark.

Lewis and Clark
From classroom activities to Indian perspectives to an interactive adventure, this companion site to the Ken Burns documentary offers a comprehensive look at Lewis and Clark’s journey.

The Rivers of Lewis and Clark
Journey down the Missouri River and explore important spots along Lewis and Clark’s route.


NGS Resources

Fisher, Ron. “Lewis and Clark: Naturalist-Explorers.” Pages 76-93, October 1998.


Historical Crossroads.” Pages 16-17, March/April 1998.


Requiem for a Ruined Arch in Montana.” Page 143, March 1998.


Schanzer, Rosalyn. How We Crossed the West: The Adventure of Lewis and Clark. 1997.


Noe, Barbara. “Mountains and Plains.” Pages 154-155, March/April 1994.


Snyder, Gerald. In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark. 1970.



Additional Resources


Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West. Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Botkin, Daniel B. Our Natural History: The Lessons of Lewis and Clark. Putnam, 1995.

Dattilio, Daniel. Fort Clatsop: The Story Behind the Scenery. KC Publications, 1986.

Duncan, Dayton. Lewis and Clark: An Illustrated History. Knopf, 1997.

Duncan, Dayton. Out West: American Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Penguin Books, 1988.

Fanselow, Julie. The Traveler’s Guide to the Lewis and Clark Trail. Falcon Press, 1994.

Furtwangler, Albert. Act of Discovery: Visions of America in the Lewis and Clark Journals. University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Gass, Patrick. The Journals of Patrick Gass: Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Mountain Press, 1997.

Hawke, David Freeman. The Tremendous Mountains: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Norton, 1980.

Holt, Peter. The Big Muddy: Adventures Up the Missouri. Hutchinson, 1991.

Lavender, David Sievert. The Way to the Western Sea: Lewis and Clark Across the Continent. Harper & Row, 1988.

Lewis, Meriwether. The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. University of Nebraska, 1983.

Olmsted, Gerald. Fielding’s Lewis and Clark Trail. Fielding Travel Books, 1986.

Thomasma, Kenneth. The Truth About Sacajawea. Grandview Pub. Co., 1997.


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