The author and three friends make a present-day journey retracing Lewis and Clark's path up the Missouri River.
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In 1804, Lewis and Clark and a band of adventurers called the Corps of Discovery embarked on one of the great expeditions in history. President Thomas Jefferson purchased from France an 800,000-square-mile region called the Louisiana Territory--which doubled the size of the United Sates--then commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore it. Two hundred years later, Peter Lourie, along with three friends, follows Lewis and Clarks' path up the Missouri River from Omaha, Nebraska to Three Forks, Montana, where they meet the headwaters of the Missouri River. In between, there are dramatic sights: the Missouri Plateau, where Lewis saw thousands of buffalo; the gravesite of Sitting Bull; the breathtaking White Cliffs of Montana, and much more. Through a lively text and beautiful photographs, Peter Lourie invites us to travel up the Missouri River and imagine what Lewis and Clark might have seen as they ventured into this new world.