One of the most significant and dramatic explorations in American history, the historic expedition of Lewis and Clark, stands as a true epic in the documented exploration of the West. From 1804 to 1806 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the Corps of Discovery on an 8,000 mile journey into the unknown. Starting at the meeting of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, they traveled by foot, boat, and horseback all the way to the Pacific Ocean and back. This is the story of that exploration, complete with diary excerpts, encounters with Indians, the sometimes beautiful and sometimes threatening landscape, and a summary of the objectives and accomplishments of this extraordinary team. Beautiful photography, live re-enactments, illustrated maps and rare photographs make this historical adventure come to life and one that will entertain and educate all age groups for years to come. An excellent program. Highly recommended. — Video Librarian It is such an engaging piece of work that from a school teacher’s vantage point, the subject it presents deftly complements the social studies curriculum in both history and geography. Not only does the video provide a sound insight into the historical significance of the expedition, but it provides a sweeping and dramatic overview of the power of the landscape through which Lewis and Clark and company traversed. -Social Studies Teacher, New Trier High School, IL. Blue Ribbon Winner — American Film and Video Festival Bronze Apple Award — National Educational Film and Video Festival.