For today they would be errors Keep in mind this was written in the early 1800s and they were out in wilderness I m sure they cared about surviving
"The Trip Than Wondering How "trip than wondering how spell certain words The Penguin Classics edition is raw with the writing I m not sure there is a corrected version but it s not something I d read I think the errors make this book entertaining It gives you a look how people wrote Only with today it makes it a little confusing at times to read and figure out what they are taking about thankfully there are notes drawings and mapsIn 1804 Merriweather Lewis and William Clark set out to what becomes their famed expedition Along the way they accompanied with other men and later Sacajawea Thomas Jefferson wanted a tea I finished this many years ago
but was reminded of it after making a stupid drunken comment on someonewas reminded of it after making a stupid drunken comment on someone s progress with Mason and Dixon Reason Similar atmosphere in both books and I really think Pynchon used this as a reference for writing MD as the tone is similar as well as word choices and even the Germanic use of random capital lettersNext to the first installment of The Diary of Ana s Nin this is my favorite literary work pulled from journals letters diaries etc ever Loved it than Whitman s Specimen Days Among others I m only bothering to write this because of two reasons 1 Really loved it and 2 I cannot believe that none of the otherwise adventurous and erudite people I stalk on GoodReads have never read it I will divide this review into two partsPart one The Story Okay so two guys and a huge number of military dudes from the earliest years of the 1800s took on an expedition from St Louis to some shoreline in what is now called Washington They had one si Maybe I m a sap I don t now This book was enthralling from start to finish One of the most pivotal moments in American history as Merriwether Lewis and William Clark set off on a brave expedition of what would soon become Uni The ultimate travel book A well edited and annotated conglomeration of both Lewis Clark s journals of their journey to find the west coast of America and back Truly one of the most amazing journeys ever made by Americans and one that still is probably amazing than the one made to the moon The "writing itself is really interesting and funny for its typical early 19th century disregard for regularity of spellings but "itself is really interesting and funny for its typical early 19th century disregard for regularity of spellings but sheer awesomeness of seeing the things they saw for the first time through their eyes is what makes this work truly worth reading again and again Highly recommended. Daho Washington and Oregon Together the captains Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs kept a journal a richly detailed record of the flora and fauna they sighted the Indian tribes they encountered and the awe inspiring landscape they traversed from their base camp near present day St Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River Ineeping this record they made an incomparable contribution to the literature of exploration and the writing of natural histo.
Meriwether Lewis à 2 Free readThe passages are just flat out "COOL IN THEIR CURT YET EPIC "in their curt yet epic of the landscape Yep over there the Indians won t go near that mountain because it s said that it s defended by Spirits and Little People who will Gray Bishop kill you if you get too close Me and Lewis are gonna go check it out tomorrow Liked it for a while but then my 21st century mind drifted Worth a peek if not for the dazzling walk through a faraway time via the eyes of people who actually lived it These dudesSeriouslyIf you want tonow what it takes to survive in the wilderness read these journalsI feel like the general sentiment these days is that Lewis and Clark
both stereotypical ignorant dorks who crossed America with Sacagewea to help them and that she pretty much did all the heavy lifting for them That Lewis was the pansy sort of intellectual and Clark the somewhat uneducated but man s man co captain Not true in the slightest For one thing they had 33 companions with them including Sacagawea s husband and a French trapper both of whose names Lewisare both stereotypical ignorant dorks who crossed america
And Clark Routinely Butcher TheClark routinely butcher the were also both terrible spellers another endearing trait And while Sacagawea certainly helped them it s not like she blazed the trail and were followed by the ignorant non natives who were completely helpless Nope Not at all In fact I surprised myself by growing uite fond of them both though I ll admit I preferred Clark and though the journals are hardly page turners there ARE rather intense moments and also rather endearing moments as well Not necessarily in what these two say but how they say it Honestly justRead this Seriously It s abridged it s fun it s interestingAnd it s history that reads like fiction The best ind Did you now Lewis and Clark had a dog with them that went all the way to the Pacific and back A somewhat cumbersome laborious read Echoing the musuetos eye nots and prickly pears pestering Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery A journal entry or two a day for nearly a year and it was worth every word and hour Clark wasted no words while Lewis was a story teller and their cohesive voices took me on an uncharted journey to the west coast through land that no white man had yet seen at that timeI ve followed many parts of the trails while reading their words I ve stood where they stood and I ve read their words while envisioning what they saw The Journals of Lewis and Clark are words that can change your life This is historical reading at its finest First off this book has spelling and grammatical errors well. Iwether Lewis to lead an intelligence gathering expedition from the Missouri River to the northern Pacific coast and back From 1804 to 1806 Lewis accompanied by co captain William Clark the Shoshone guide Sacajawea and thirty two men made the first trek across the Louisiana Purchase mapping the rivers as he went tracing the principal waterways to the sea and establishing the American claim to the territories of Wow I was expecting something slow but this was a thriller Seeing the great West unfold before these men was an exciting read Made me wonder why I read fictional adventures when this is out thereSacajawea steals the show in the
part of the book These great men really depend on her She guides them teaches them to eat and translates Her husband was a bit of an ass always getting sore feet sinking a boat unable to swim but they "got to take him along because they need her 2 weeks "to take him along because they need her 2 weeks picking her up she gives birth to a baby and she hauls this id around the entire 2 3 years When she takes ill the entire company 50 or so men all halt and LC personally see to her health They are constantly sending out scout parties before the larger group presses on and you repeated hear that the scout crew consisted of Myself L or C 2 lieutenants the Indian woman and her baby The baby Seriously How did she feed the damn thing The most dramatic moment occurs at a meeting with the Snake Indians She is sitting with LC when the Chief enters the scene and she breaks down crying because one of the Chief s men is her brother Turns out she was Liar kidnapped from the Snakes during a war and hadn t seen him for years This is why shenows the way and can speak so many languages What life bringsLC give some extraordinary accounts of the West of course This was a group under orders from President Jefferson They went about notifying each group they encountered trappers or Indians that these lands were now under the power of the US There are even a few stand offs with guns drawn They recorded what they saw taking geological surveys and their encounters with different animals including Grizzlies and little wolves coyotes They send a live prairie dog back to the President They also discuss the various Indian customs and compare the different tribes One interesting issue is that LC s men had sex all up and down the west as the Indian men offered them their women VD became serious problem Interesting how the two leaders differed Lewis is very introspective in his writing and can be hard on himself He eventually years later commits suicide Clark is matter of fact but he also ends up the one who is truly thankful to Sacajawea and provides for the education of her childAn amazing adventure story An is truly thankful to Sacajawea and provides for the education of her childAn amazing adventure story An read Highly recommended for any American There is something about the imperfect spelling and broken grammar that is flavorful and solid like the scratches on a vintage record or the fuzz in the background on the radio Also some of. In 1803 when the United States purchased Louisiana from France the great expanse of this new American territory was a blank not only on the map but in our Noir knowledge President Thomas Jeffersoneenly understood that the course of the nation's destiny lay westward and that a national Voyage of Discovery must be mounted to determine the nature and accessibility of the frontier He commissioned his young secretary Mer.early part of the book These great men really depend on her She guides them teaches them