Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Writing Styles in The Journals of Lewis and Clark

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
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The Journals of Lewis and Clark is one of the most amazing pieces of literature of the last few centuries. The book combines a unique storyline, extraordinary adventures, a large set of exceptional characters and an unusual writing style. It is the result of the combined diaries of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, co-captains of a military unit set to explore the American West for the first time. The unit, called the Corps of Discovery, was sent by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the territories opened up by the recent purchase of the Louisiana Territories from France. The official goal of the exploration party was to find and document the most efficiently navigable waterway from East to West via the Missouri River. They were also ordered to establish peace with the native tribe of Indians through diplomacy. For this purpose, the Corps had to travel with enough equipment...

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