Going Along With Lewis & Clark

by Barbara Fifer

published by Farcountry Press

  • Topic-by-topic, visual treatment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition for children ages 8 to 12. Color maps, sketches, paintings, and photographs with fascinating text, presented in bright and active style, covering 'Who They Were,' 'People They Met,' 'What They Ate,' and more.

48 pages, 8 1/2'' x 11'', 10 b/w photos, 39 color photos, 67 illustrations, 3 map(s), 14 hardcovers per case, 50 softcovers per case, Smythe-sewn

ISBN 10: 156037151X
ISBN 13: 9781560371519

ISBN 10: 1560372192
ISBN 13: 9781560372196


Lewis & Clark Expedition Illustrated Glossary

Meeting Natives with Lewis and Clark





Going Along With Lewis & Clark

No doctor was on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In 1803, in Philadelphia, Lewis took lessons from three doctors—for only four weeks. During that time, he was also studying navigation and buying supplies for the trip. The doctors taught Lewis what he needed to know for situations they thought could happen in the wilderness.

On the trip, Lewis usually administered medicine to people of the Corps. He and Clark also treated illnesses among the Indian people they met, even setting broken bones and amputating frostbitten toes.

Illnesses and injuries happened often. At the end of July 1805, beyond the Missouri River's headwaters but before meeting the Shoshones and getting horses, Lewis wrote: "We have a lame crew just now, two with... bad boils..., one with a bad stone bruise, one with his arm accidentally dislocated but fortunately well replaced, and a fifth has strained his back by slipping and falling backwards on... [a] canoe."

-from the twelfth chapter, "Being Sick or Hurt"

Barbara Fifer align= Barbara Fifer writes and edits from Helena, Montana, and is the author of twelve books of popular history and geography.

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