Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide

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This companion to Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition offers a expansive overview of the famed expedition, illustrated with over 400 photographs of artifacts and art.

The Lewis and Clark expedition exerts a powerful hold on the American imagination. This book expands and transforms the familiar story by exploring the social and cultural landscapes the expedition traversed. Lewis and Clark, men shaped by Jefferson’s Enlightenment ideals, encountered an Indian world they only partly understood. Traveling through Native lands, the explorers experienced moments of discovery that revealed the contrasts, similarities, and creative exchange of ideas that occur when different worlds encounter each other face to face.