- Please spend 15 minutes researching the links and resources below.
- Follow along and relate/compare the information back to your text book on page 238. You might find some really intersting things to add to your notes.
- Choose a primary resource document from this link for Wednesday and bring it to class.
JOURNAL ENTRY for Extra Credit.
September 17, 1804, Great Plains
While traveling across the Great Plains, Meriwether Lewis marveled at the richness of the land.
“The shortness…of grass gave the plain the appearance throughout its whole extent of beautiful bowling-green in fine order…this scenery, already rich, pleasing, and beautiful was still farther heightened by immense herds of Buffaloe, deer Elk and Antelopes which we saw in every direction feeding on the hills and plains. I do not think I exaggerate when I estimate the number of Buffalo which could be compre[hend]ed at one view to amount to 3000.”
—Meriwether Lewis, quoted in Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by Reuben Bold Theraite
http://www.lewisandclarkexhibit.org/4_0_0/page_4_2_0_0.html_ [Virtual Journey]