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Lewis and Clark

Our library has excellent books and videos with information about the expedition of Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea. Here are the call numbers and annotations from our OPAC.

Print Resources

Non-Fiction Books

917.8 Blu

Blumberg, Rhoda. Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, c1987. Describes the expedition led by Lewis and Clark to explore the western regions of America during the early 19th century.

917.804 Gun

Gunderson, Jessica. The Lewis and Clark Expedition. Mankato, Minn.

Capstone Press, c2007. Tells the story of Lewis and Clark's exploration of the unmapped American west.
917.804 RED

Redmond, Shirley-Raye. Lewis and Clark: a prairie dog for the

president. 1st ed. New York: Random House, c2003. Introduces Meriwether Lewis and William Clark who, during their exploration of the West for Thomas Jefferson, captured a prairie dog and sent it to the President as a gift.
920 FIT

Fitz-Gerald, Christine Maloney. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Chicago: Childrens Press, c1991. Describes the expedition made by Lewis and Clark in which they journeyed from Saint Louis to the Pacific.

921 Cla

Wilkie, Katharine Elliott. Will Clark:boy adventurer. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks,1997. A biography emphasizing the childhood of the man who later led the first expedition to explore west of the Mississippi River.

921 Lew

Bedenroth, Charlotta M. Meriwether Lewis: boy explorer. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1997. Relates events from the childhood and youth of the boy who grew up to become an explorer of the American West.

921 Sac

Gunderson, Jessica. Sacagawea: journey into the west. Mankato, Minn. Capstone Press, c2007. A biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshone who traveled with Lewis and Clark as an interpreter.

970.01 Jan

January, Brendan, 1972-. Explorers of North America. New York Children's Press, c2000. Describes the activities of explorers in North America from 1000 to 1804 including Leif Ericsson, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, and Lewis and Clark.

Fiction Books
F Boh

Bohner, Charles H. Bold Journey: West with Lewis and Clark, a novel. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. Private Hugh McNeal relates his experiences accompanying Captains Lewis and Clark on their 1804-1806 expedition.

F Kar

Karwoski, Gail. Seaman: the dog who explored the west with Lewis & Clark. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree, c1999. Seaman, a Newfoundland, proves his value as a hunter and navigator while serving with the Corps of Discovery when it explores the West with Lewis and Clark.


O'Dell, Scott. Streams to the river, river to the sea: a novel of Sacagawea. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. A young Indian woman, accompanied by her infant and cruel husband, experiences joy and heartbreak when she joins the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

F Roo

Roop, Peter. Girl of the shining mountains: Sacagawea's story. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, c1999. Sacagawea describes how she becomes part of the Lewis and Clark expedition and serves as their interpreter and guide.

VIDEO 917.8 LEW/238

Lewis & Clark. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, c2000. Two contemporary children meet explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark who describe their search for the Northwest Passage and their observations along the way.
Reference Books
REF 973.03

Rubel, David. Encyclopedia of the President and their Times.

New York, Scholastic 1994.
REF 973.4 HAK

Hakim, Joy. The New Nation. History of U.S. Book 4. Presents an overview of the important events in America history from 1789 –1850,

including Lewis and Clark’s expedition.

Professional Papers
Prof. Papers

U.S. Geography. Frank Schaffer Publications, Ideas and Activities Across the Curriculum. Includes a US Outline map, Make a compass, and more.
Prof. Papers

Learning About Our Country – Ready to Use ideas and activities. Frank Schaffer Publications. Includes character sketches and writing activities, and a timeline.
Prof. Papers

Question and Answer Encyclopedia. Parragon Publishing.
Online Resources – Internet Sites

Excellent site for young students to learn about Lewis and Clark’s expedition along with facts and more on Sacagawea.

Shows the Kids Discover magazine with good pictures for students to look at.

Click on The Adventures, then scroll down to Lewis and Clark. This is very appropriate for elementary students. Then go to The Games, scroll down to Lewis’ Sketchbook.

History and facts about Sacagawea and her help to Lewis and Clark

This site has some important dates in the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Excellent site – interactive journey map showing route, detailed log, pictures of plants and animals they came in contact with, photos, games, kids activities and more.

Another really good site for elementary students. Pictures and facts comparing then and now, extensive journals kept by Lewis and Clark, travel guide and more.

Invites students to go along on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Perfect for primary students. Interactive, fun and very educational.

Students must decide on six major decisions in the Lewis and Clark expedition in order to get to the end of the trail where they can register for a prize.

Classroom resources, interactive map, Native American tribes, interactive story, interviews with historians and lots more.

History of Sacagawea and her travels with Lewis and Clark – Geared for older ages – Good resource for teachers.

Lewis and Clark – Interactive maps and grade appropriate activities showing Lewis and Clark’s route, history and games and activities for kids.

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