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Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997)

The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it.

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Stephen Ambrose ...
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Gerard Baker ...
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John Ordway (voice)
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Tim Clark ...
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Patrick Gass (voice)
Dayton Duncan ...
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Erica Funkhouser ...
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Murphy Guyer ...
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This film documents the exploration expedition led by Meriwether Lewis William Clark into the interior of North America in the early 19th century. We follow the Corps of Discovery as they winded their way across the unknown territory gained in the Louisana Purchase by the United States in their futile search for the legendary Northwest Passage. Along the way, they discovered wonderous new things as they depended on the aid of Native Americans like their adept guide, Sacagawea, as they conducted the most important exploration mission in American history. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Brilliant documentary
19 December 2015 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Brilliant documentary.

The story of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the two adventurers who, in 1804-06, explored and charted North West America, from St Louis to Oregon.

Written and directed by master-documentarymaker Ken Burns, the man who gave us the greatest documentary series ever made, The Civil War. Thus, you always knew this was to going to be excellent.

In incredible detail we see the perils they faced, the ordeal of their journey and the importance of their efforts.

Very engaging - even though it is only a documentary (rather than a drama), you are engrossed in their travails and discoveries.

A must-see for anyone with an interest in history.


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