Lewis & Clark: the journey of the Corps of Discovery

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This Ken Burns documentary, narrated by Hal Holbrook, chronologically traces the well-documented 1804-06 military expedition of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and Lt. William Clark (1770-1838) to survey newly acquired lands and seek a Northwest Passage. Ordered by Thomas Jefferson (who labeled it the Corps of Discovery), the expedition was approved by Congress in 1803, and several dozen men were trained in Illinois in the winter of 1803-04. On May 14, 1804, the explorers departed from St. Louis, heading up the Missouri River by keelboat and continuing westward over the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific. Ken Burns spent almost four years on this project, retracing the route with cameras capturing mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and forests at the same time of year as first seen by Lewis and Clark. Traditional and Native American music provides an accompaniment to the grandeur of these vast vistas, while Stephen Ambrose and other historians offer illuminating anecdotes. Paintings and maps are intercut, but unlike other Burns documentaries, few archival photos are included (since photography was not invented until decades later). Reenactments, seen at a distance, are also kept at a bare minimum. The four-hour film premiered as a PBS two-parter on November 4-5, 1997. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
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Grouping Title lewis clark the journey of the corps of discovery
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display_description Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them.
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subject_facet Clark, William, -- 1770-1838, DVD-Video discs, Discoveries in geography, Documentary television programs, Films for the hearing impaired, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806), Lewis, Meriwether, -- 1774-1809, Nonfiction films, Nonfiction television programs, Sacagawea, Television programs, Travel, United States, United States -- Discovery and exploration, United States, West, Video recordings, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, West (U.S.) -- Description and travel
title_display Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery
title_full Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery / a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan, Lewis & Clark [electronic resource] : the journey of the Corps of Discovery / a film by Ken Burns ; a [production of] Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan, Lewis & Clark [videorecording] : the journey of the Corps of Discovery / a film by Ken Burns ; a [production of] Florentine Films and WETA-TV ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan
title_short Lewis & Clark :
title_sub the journey of the Corps of Discovery
topic_facet Clark, William, Description and travel, Discoveries in geography, Discovery and exploration, Documentary television programs, Lewis, Meriwether, Nonfiction television programs, Sacagawea, Travel, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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