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"Dog and man can fit together like no others do. Lewis and I had that fit....
How did we get that close? I think the wilderness had something to do with it. Lewis and I would have been close anywhere, but the wilderness brought out the best in both of us. We were made for that territory."
In 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off on a journey to explore the vast territory of the United States west of the Mississippi River. Accompanying Lewis and Clark and their team of explorers through this uncharted wilderness was Lewis' dog Seaman.
Lewis and Clark and Me is Seaman's story. From his first meeting with Lewis, to being mistaken for a bear by Indians who had never seen such a large dog, to his encounters with wild animals both familiar and unfamiliar, Seaman's tales are filled with the joys of companionship and the tingling excitement of adventure.
Seaman's stories are based information provided in the explorers' journals. The book include many of these direct quotes from the original text as well as a detailed map showing the highlights of this amazing expedition.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Seaman (Dog) Juvenile fiction, Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809 Juvenile fiction, Clark, William, 1770-1838 Juvenile fiction, Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) Juvenile fiction, Seaman (Dog) Fiction, Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809 Fiction, Clark, William, 1770-1838 Fiction, Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) Fiction, Dogs Fiction, Newfoundland dog Fiction