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Jefferson Dispatches Lewis and Clark

Lecture no. 16 from the course: History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

Jefferson Dispatches Lewis and Clark

Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

On President Jefferson’s (originally secret) orders, the U.S. Corps of Discovery led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out to chart the new territories gained by the Louisiana Purchase, while recording its people, flora, and fauna. How did they cross Native American-occupied lands peacefully? What was the expedition’s political significance? Find out here.

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January 6, 2017

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e********u
August 20, 2015
This was a good lecture. Needs more graphics and evidence perhaps showing some artifacts etc. I would have liked to know more about York the enslaved African on the journey. I found it insulting that the lecturer called the captured prairie dog "poor animal" what about the black man who was enslaved? Was he not deserving of sympathetic title as well?

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