Field, Joseph and Reubin
to Lewis and Clark, a black slave and a Native American woman
voted and it counted! And when a celebration was called
for, the captains would trot out their one-eyed, multilingual,
half-Indian, half-French fiddle player. And the captains could
count on two brothers they hired to always be in the thick of
any incident be it good or bad.
of the Lewis and Clark expedition is the story of the people.
At the heart of the tale are the 40 or so members who made up
the Corps of Discovery, the often ragtag, but always courageous
crew who pushed by river, creek, hill, and mountaintop toward
the Pacific Ocean and then back. Their backgrounds were varied,
but their goal was the sameto strike out for adventure and
explore America's new frontier.
way the Corps picked up some famous travelers Sacagawea,
the famous bird woman whose aplomb landed her on an
American coin; York, Clarks slave whose dark skin amazed
Indians who had never encountered a black man; and even Seaman,
Lewis famous dog, who made it to the Pacific and back as
section tells their stories and provides a valuable resource for
learning about some of the key members of the Corps of Discovery.
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