Science Reference Guides
Natural History of Lewis and Clark: Selected Resources
GENERAL TITLES ... BOOKS
FOR YOUNGER READERS
JOURNAL ARTICLES ... WEBSITES
Botkin, Daniel B. Beyond the stony mountains: nature in the
American west from Lewis and Clark to today. Oxford, Oxford University Press,
2004. 284 p.
Botkin, Daniel B. Our natural history: the lessons of Lewis
and Clark. New York, Putnam, c1995. 300 p.
" ... describes the wilderness of the American West as seen
by Lewis and Clark ... and compares it to today's American West as shaped by
Burroughs, Raymond Darwin, ed. The natural
history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. East Lansing,
Michigan State University Press, 1961. 340 p.
Criswell, Elijah Harry. Lewis and Clark: linguistic
pioneers. Colombia, Mo., 1940. (University of Missouri.
University of Missouri studies, v. 15, no. 2) 102 p.
Includes indexes of all animals and plants referred to in the journals of Lewis
and Clark, giving the currently accepted scientific names, the generally accepted
common names, and the names or descriptive appellations used by the explorers.
Cutright, Paul Russell. Lewis and Clark:
pioneering naturalists. Lincoln, University of Nebraska
Press, 1989, c1969. 506 p.
"Plants discovered by Lewis and Clark": p. 399-423.
"Animals discovered by Lewis and Clark": p. 424-456.
The Herbarium of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Gary
E. Moulton, editor. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1999.
359 p. (The journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, v. 12)
F592.4 1983 vol. 12
Johnsgard, Paul A. Lewis and Clark on the Great
Plains: a natural history. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press,
with the Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
c2003. 143 p.
Munger, Susan H. Common to this country: botanical
discoveries of Lewis and Clark. Illustrations by Charlotte Staub
Thomas. New York, Artisan, 2003. 128 p.
Phillips, H. Wayne. Plants of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Missoula, MT, Mountain Press Pub. Co., 2003. 277 p.
Sivitz, Paul. Discovering the birds and mammals
of the Lewis & Clark Trail. Jenkintown, PA, Core of
Discovery, c2002. 135 p.
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BOOKS FOR YOUNGER READERS
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Animals on the trail
with Lewis and Clark. New York, Clarion Books, c2002.
"Chronology of animal discoveries new to science": p. 108-115.
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Plants on the trail
with Lewis and Clark. New York, Clarion Books, 2003. 104
"Plant specimens in the Lewis and Clark herbarium": p. 91-100.
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Burroughs, R. D. The Lewis and Clark Expedition's
botanical discoveries. Natural history, v. 75, Jan.
Meehan, Thomas. The plants of Lewis and Clark's
expedition across the continent, 1804-1806. Proceedings of
the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, [v. 50],
Pelczar, Rita. The plants of Lewis and Clark. The
American gardener, v. 79, Nov./Dec. 2000: 38-43.
Quinn, C. Edward. A zoologist's view of the Lewis
and Clark Expedition. American zoologist, v. 26, no.
2, 1986: 299-306.
Rossi, Linda, and Alfred E. Schuyler. The iconography
of plants collected on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Great
Plains research, v. 3, Feb. 1993: 39-60.
Rudd, Velva E. Botanical contributions of the Lewis
and Clark Expedition. Journal of the Washington Academy of
Sciences, v. 44, Nov. 1954: 351-356..
Spamer, Earle E. A national treasure: accounting
for the natural history specimens from the Lewis and Clark Expedition
(western North America, 1803-1806) in the Academy of Natural Sciences
of Philadelphia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences
of Philadelphia, v. 150, Apr. 14, 2000: 47-58.
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Discovering Lewis & Clark
Choose Natural History under Discovery Paths.
In the Footsteps
of Lewis & Clark (Sierra Club)
See especially Then & Now.
Lewis & Clark (National
Click on images below maps.
Lewis and Clark
and the Indian Country: 200 Years of American History
Based on an exhibition originally mounted at the Newberry Library,
this website explores how the histories of the United
States and that of Indian peoples came
together two hundred years ago and how they remain intertwined today.
Lewis & Clark
as Naturalists (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History)
Lewis and Clark Education Center
Click on an eco-region
to follow the journey
Lewis and Clark Expedition and the USGS (U.S. Geological
See especially Science Along the Lewis and Clark Trail and Lewis & Clark
Natural History Links.
Lewis & Clark
Herbarium (Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia)
Lewis & Clark’s Expedition: Curriculum Ideas & Education Resources