- The Expedition of Lewis and Clark
1. How would you summarize Jefferson's attitude toward the Indians? How
do you react to that attitude?
2. What do you learn about Jefferson the man from his letter to Lewis?
Defend your answer with examples from the text.
3. What did you find surprising in Lewis's communications with Jefferson
regarding the Shoshone people?
4. Lewis and Clark's explorations took more than two years. What do you
find most remarkable about their achievements, as presented in these letters?
Based on this text and information provided about Lewis's life,
why do you think that Jefferson chose Meriwether Lewis to lead this expedition?