Monday, May 10, 2004
National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
PBS Online: Lewis & Clark
Discovering Lewis & Clark
The Columbia River Maritime Museum
Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon
William Broughton's original notes from his Columbia River journey have been lost, but they are related second-hand in Volume Two of Capt. George Vancouver's three-volume "A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean" published in 1798 and available at many public libraries. Other first-hand accounts from crewmen, such as John Sherriff, Edward Bell and Thomas Manby, have been published more recently and can be obtained through public libraries.
Some of the best and most vivid descriptions of the first exploration of the lower river area come from "Boit's Log of the Columbia, 1790-93," the journals of John Boit, the young first mate on Capt. Robert Gray's ship, Columbia Rediviva.
For accounts of early explorers' impressions and interactions with natives, see "Lewis & Clark among the Indians" (Bison Books, 1998) by James Ronda.
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