Lewis & Clark Online: Links and Resources on the Internet

Primary documents! Online games! Interactive Maps! And Much More! Museums and park services across the United States have designed engaging learning materials focused on the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Below are just some of these amazing resources.

Lewis & Clark Today

Want to know what Lewis & Clark were up to over 200 years ago? This website shows the journal entries matching today’s date.

Discovering Lewis & Clark

Perhaps the single best website for all things Lewis & Clark. This online encyclopedia can be searched by dates, topics, and names. Articles with more information provide a deeper understanding of the many topics.

Lewis & Clark Journals

Want to learn more about the Expedition? Go straight to the source. The University of Nebraska – Lincoln hosts the edited journals of Captains Lewis & Clark as well as some of the enlisted men. Experience the journey in their own words!

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

The National Park Service administers the entire length of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Explore the many stops on the trail from Pittsburgh to the Pacific Coast.

Lewis & Clark Junior Web Ranger

Complete this online exercise to gain a National Park Service Junior Web Ranger patch.

Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

This partnership between PBS and Ken Burns provides classroom materials, corps member details, and much more. The materials are rooted in Burns’s documentary of the same name.

Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

As the “Keepers of the Story” and “Stewards of the Trail”, this foundation has spent years protecting the Expedition’s path. Their publication We Proceeded On is a fantastic resource.

York

As Captain Clark’s body servant and slave, York was the only member of the Detachment to depart from Camp River Dubois without getting a say. However, his role in the Expedition was an important one. Read more about this amazing man.

Searching for York

The Oregon Historical Society created this half-hour documentary on York. Hosted with PBS, the video is free for those looking to learn more.

York, the Slave of Captain Clark

Hasan Davis portrays York in this video produced as part of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Celebrations.

Sacagawea’s Story

While she was never at Camp River Dubois, Sacagawea played an important role in the success of the Expedition. This Discovering Lewis & Clark article details what is known about this amazing woman.

Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America

This online exhibit through the Library of Congress includes pieces from the Expedition and commentary on its significance. See the legacy of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

Fill Up the Canvas

The Library of Congress created this series of classroom materials focused on Westward Discovery.