Meriwether Lewis: Off the Edge of the Map (Heroes of History)

by Geoff Benge Author

(From Amazon): Meriwether Lewis had been commissioned by President Jefferson to lead a daring expedition so remarkable it would become one of the most famous explorations in history. He chose as his co-captain William Clark. Their mission - to find a land route to the Pacific Ocean while learning as much as possible about the thousands of miles of unexplored territory they struggled through (1774-1809).Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.

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Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
3rd - 12th
Historical Setting
1774 - 1809
Emerald Books


  • 1 Off the Edge of the Map
  • 2 A fearless young man
  • 3 Looking for Adventure
  • 4 Terra Incognita
  • 5 Planning
  • 6 The vastness of the task before him
  • 7 Frustration and Despair
  • 8 Downriver
  • 9 Upriver
  • 10 Little Thief
  • 11 Sioux Territory
  • 12 Fort Mandan
  • 13 A Fork in the River
  • 14 A Happy Reunion
  • 15 A Holler of Delight
  • 16 Homeward Bound
  • 17 The Last leg of the Journey
  • 18 Pomp, Ceremony and Frustration
  • 19 Postscript

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