Lewis and Clark Expedition (Part 1) [F-17-36]

Presenter:Terry Niles
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 10:00 AM 10/26, 11/02, 11/09

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In 1803, in one of the largest land deals in history, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France. Then under President Thomas Jefferson’s guidance, it was up to two men to assemble a team of explorers with the ultimate goal of opening up this vast territory for the United States and also of finding a water route that would connect to the Pacific Ocean. Follow the story of the “Corps of Discovery” as they face challenge after challenge in pursuit of this “northwest passage.”

SUGGESTED READING LIST (for this topic):

"Shannon: A poem of Lewis and Clark Expedition" by Campbell McGrath

"The Lewis and Clark Journals" by Gary Moulton

"Sacajawea" (a novel) by Anna L. Waldo

"Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" by Donald Jackson

NOTE: This is a repeat of the popular Spring 2017 course; “…Part 2” will be in Spring 2018.

Cap: 50

Terry Niles graduated from SLU, having majored in history and government. Studying history is still his hobby. He is a former board member of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association and of the Civil War Roundtable. He is the owner of Niles Asset Management, Inc. Terry is a popular and frequent presenter for SOAR. In 2012, he received the “Leon LeBeau SOARing Educator Award.”


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