|CONGRESSIONAL SERIAL SET|
|Exhibit for the University of Michigan Graduate Library, December 2005|
Shortly after the Louisiana Purchase, President Jefferson requested Congress to fund an expedition by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to travel westward, creating maps and documenting the animal species and plants they discovered, and describing Native American culture. In a three-year period beginning 1804 they traveled over 3700 miles along the Missouri and Columbia Rivers over what would become 11 states.
Manuscripts from the Lewis and Clark Expedition have been published commercially.
|Brief reports describing Native American tribes and the weather were issued in the American State Papers, Indian Affairs, Class 2, Volume 1, Document 113.|