Additional Resources for Learning More About Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery

Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online
The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online, is sponsored by University of Nebraska Press, the Center for Great Plains Studies, and the UNL Libraries Electronic Text Center.


Lewis and Clark The Maps of Exploration 1507-1814 \

The University of Virginia Library and the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation have put together an exhibition and book of maps and journals which examines the planning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the cartographic tradition that made the expedition possible. The exhibition shows the evolving views of the American continent and the "Passage to the Indies" as they appear in maps up to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It focuses especially on the earliest cartographic representations of America and the Northwest Passage, the results of early expeditions to the Mississippi basin in search of a route to the Pacific Ocean, and the early exploration of the Pacific Northwest.

Lewis and Clark- Mapping the West from The Smithsonian Institution

This site focuses on the map-making aspects of the Expedition, contains historical data, wide-reaching, scholarly material, and extensive links to valid historical sources.
This site sets the historical stage, features online access to Lewis and Clark maps and other primary resources, and provides related activities and lesson plans.

Gallery of the Open Frontier

Digital Image library of photos, paintings, and drawings that pertain to the history of the American West.


Lewis and Clark in Montana

This is the official site of the Montana Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission

The Lewis and Clark Trail in Montana

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana
Learn about the programs, exhibits, events and courses available from this center.


Calendar of Events across the country

National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial

The National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial is coordinating the celebration at the national level. Their site contains information on the Council, agencies and contacts, conservation, projects, related links, coming events, education, American Indian tribes, and more.

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail from National Park Service /

The trail extends from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean, through 11 states that the Corps of Discovery traveled. This comprehensive site provides trail history, trail sites and events along the entire trail from 2003 through 2006.

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

The mission of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation is to honor the remarkable historic legacy of Lewis and Clark through research, education, preservation, promotion, and coordination.

The National Lewis and Clark Education Project

Educators gain a dynamic understanding of The Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806) and the nature of the trail's historical and modern landscapes. To achieve these objectives, The Education Project utilizes advanced education technologies, integrates interdisciplinary curricula into the classroom, supports scholarly dialogue and develops multimedia geographical data accessible through the Internet.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the USGS

Links to science along the trail, USGS mobile exhibits and exhibits along the trail, mapping America from Lewis and Clark to the USGS with a timeline, Native Americans and the USGS.

Lewis and Clark, The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

A companion PBS Online website that accompanies the Ken Burns film.

Sierra Club's L&C Bicentennial Campaign

The Sierra Club's Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Campaign focuses on the wild places and wildlifealong the trail.

The Journey of Discovery

This site contains a nation-wide map of the Journey of Discovery with clickable links to articles written by Phil Scriver, based on knowledge he gained over the past 30 years by actively participating in a variety of projects and tours related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Lewis and Clark Internet Archive

A comprehensive list of web sites (URLs) that are related in some manner to the Lewis & Clark expedition

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