Lewis & Clark

The First American Expedition

Clip: Season 1 | 3m 15s

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Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States. It was commissioned by Thomas Jefferson after the Louisiana Purchase to explore the newly acquired territory.

Aired: 05/01/17 | Rating: NR

Funding provided by: General Motors Corporation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Broadcasting Service, William T. Kemper Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Travel Montana

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