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Links to Lewis & Clark Tourism and Commemoration Websites
Links to Websites of Places Featured in
the Lewis & Clark Itinerary
Selected Bibliography for Lewis & Clark
to Lewis & Clark Tourism and Commemoration Websites
Lewis and Clark
National Historic Trail, National Park Service
This 3,700 mile-long trail follows the expedition's route
as closely as possible given the changes over the years.
Expansion Memorial National Historic Site, National Park Service,
and Clark Journey of Discovery
The Memorial's Museum of Westward Expansion presents an overview
of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, as does their excellent website.
Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
In cooperation with State, Federal, and Tribal governments,
the mission of the National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
is to commemorate the journey, re-kindle its spirit of discovery,
and acclaim the contributions and goodwill of the native peoples.
and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
For more than 30 years, the Foundation has been the pre-eminent
nonprofit organization coordinating efforts to promote the heritage
of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
This website is a partnership among 32 Federal agencies and
organizations aimed at providing a single, easy-to-use web portal
with information about various Lewis and Clark historic places.
Online: Lewis and Clark
PBS explores the Lewis and Clark Expedition, offering biographies
on the members of the Corps of Discovery, information about
the Indian tribes, journal entries, a timeline and a living
Lewis and Clark
A multimedia rich site about the visions and values inherent
in the Northwest as Lewis and Clark saw it, and the way it is
Journals of Lewis and Clark
Presented by the American Studies department of the University
of Virginia, this site offers excerpts from the journals of
Lewis and Clark.
Monticello, one of the sites highlighted in this itinerary,
is also a desingated World Heritage Site.
Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national
nonprofit preservation organization. In 2003, the Trust offered
Trust Tours which follow the footsteps of the Lewis
and Clark Expedition.
Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's
Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic
hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.
Park Service Office of Sustainable Tourism
National Parks have been interwoven with tourism from their
earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the
National Park Service promotes and supports sustainable, responsible,
informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination
with the tourism industry.
National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Beartooth Highway website for more ideas.
Teaching with Historic Places: Lesson Plan
The Lewis and Clark Expedition is the subject of the online lesson plan The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Documenting the Uncharted Northwest produced by Teaching with Historic Places, a National Park Service program that offers classroom-ready lesson plans on properties listed in the National Register.
Teaching with Historic Places
This website, maintained by the National Park Service, offers online classroom-ready place-based lesson plans created by historians and educators to help teachers use historic places in the classroom. Each lesson is linked to national standards for history and the social studies.
Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries
Other travel itineraries in the National Park Service's ongoing series include many historic destinations that you can visit online or in person. Each itinerary spotlights a different geographic region, community, or theme.
to Websites of Places Featured in the Lewis & Clark Travel
- Harper's Ferry National
Historical Park, WV
Philosophical Society Hall, PA
Bone Lick State Park, KY
Cahokia Courthouse, IL
- Jefferson National
Expansion Memorial National Historic Site, MO
- St. Charles Historic District, MO
- Rocheport Historic District, MO
Fort Atkinson, NE
Floyd Monument, IA
- Knife River Indian Villages
National Historic Site, ND
- Big Hidatsa Village
- Fort Union Trading Post
National Historic Site, ND
Falls Portage, MT
Forks of the Missouri at Missouri Headwaters State Park,
- Beaverhead Rock MT
Rest State Park, MT
Pass, ID & MT
- Lolo Trail, ID
- Weippe Prairie,
- Nez Perce National Historical
Park, ID & MT
- Cape Disappointment Historic District WA
- Fort Clatsop, OR
- Natchez Trace Parkway,
KY & MS
Bibliography for Lewis & Clark
Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether
Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Bergon, Frank, ed. The Journals of Lewis and
Clark. New York: Penguin Books, 1989.
Betts, Robert B. In Search of York: The Slave
Who Went to the Pacific With Lewis and Clark. Boulder: University
of Colorado Press, 2000.
Billington, Ray Allen and James Blaine Hedges.
Westward Expansion: A History of the American Frontier.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1949.
Clarke, Charles G. The Men of the Lewis and
Clark Expedition: A Biographical Roster of the Fifty-one Members
and a Composite Diary of Their Activities from all the Known
Sources. Glendale, California: A. H. Clark Co., 1970.
DeVoto, Bernard, ed. The Journals of Lewis
and Clark. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997.
Duncan, Dayton. Lewis & Clark: An Illustrated
History. New York: Knopf, 1997.
Fanselow, Julie. Traveling the Lewis and Clark
Trail. Guilford, Connecticut: Globe Pequot Press, 2003.
Ferris, Robert G. and Roy E. Appleman, eds. Lewis
and Clark: Historic Places Associated With Their Transcontinental
Exploration (1804-06). Washington, D.C.: United States Department
of the Interior, National Park Service, 1975.
Fifer, Barbara and Vicky Soderberg. Along the
Trail with Lewis and Clark. Helena, Montana: Farcountry
Furtwangler, Albert. Acts of Discovery: Visions
of America in the Lewis and Clark Journals. Urbana: University
of Illinois Press, 1993.
Hunsaker, Joyce Badgley. Sacagawea: Beyond
the Shining Mountains With Lewis and Clark. Boise: Tamarack
Jackson, Donald, ed. Letters of the Lewis and
Clark Expedition With Related Documents 1783-1854. Urbana:
University of Illinois Press, 1962.
Jones, Landon Y., ed. The Essential Lewis and
Clark. New York: Ecco Press, 2000.
Lamar, Howard, ed. The New Encyclopedia of
the American West. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.
Lavender, David. The Way to the Western Sea:
Lewis and Clark Across the Continent. New York: Anchor Books,
Mansfield, Leslie. The Lewis & Clark Cookbook:
Historic Recipes from the Corps of Discovery & Jefferson's
America. Berkeley: Celestial Arts, 2002.
Moulton, Gary E., ed. The Journals of Lewis
and Clark, Volumes 1-13. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska
National Park Service. Coronado National Memorial.
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Rodger, Tod. Bicycle Guide to the Lewis &
Clark Trail. Harvard, MA: Deerfoot Publications, 2000.
Schmidt, Thomas. National Geographic Guide
to the Lewis & Clark Trail. Washington, DC: National Geographic,
Seibert, Erika K. Martin, comp. The Earliest
Americans Theme Study for the Eastern United States (draft).
Washington, D.C.: National Historic Landmarks Survey, NRHE,
National Park Service, 2002.
Slaughter, Thomas P. Exploring Lewis and Clark:
Reflections on Men and Wilderness. New York: Alfred A. Knopf,
Thwaites, Rueben Gold, ed. The Original Journals
of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Atlas. 1904. Reprint,
Scituate, Massachussets: Digital Scanning, 2001.
Adler, David. A Picture Book of Sacagawea.
New York: Holiday House, 2000.
Bergen, Lara. The Travels of Lewis & Clark.
Austin, Texas: Steadwell Books, 2000.
Bowen, Andy Russell. The Back of Beyond: A
Story About Lewis and Clark. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books,
Christian, Mary Blount. Who'd Believe John
Colter? New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1993.
Faber, Harold. Lewis and Clark. New York:
Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, 2001.
Myers, Laurie. Lewis and Clark and Me.
New York: Scholastic, Inc, 2002.
Scheuerman, Richard and Arthur Ellis, eds. The
Expeditions of Lewis & Clark and Zebulon Pike: North American
Journeys of Discovery Travelogue. Madison, Wisconsin: Demco,
Geographic's Lewis and Clark web site features children's