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William Clark and the Shaping of the West

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2004; University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2009)
Between 1803 and 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark cocaptained the most famous expedition in American history. But while Lewis ended his life just three years after the expedition, Clark, as the highest-ranking federal official in the West, spent three decades overseeing its consequences: Indian removal and the destruction of Native America. In a rare  Continue reading