Encounter: The Journey of York: The Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
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Published: TBC
For Ages: Ages 9-12+
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Author: Hasan Davis
Illustrator: Hasan Davis

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Brand: Capstone Editions
Series: Encounter
Published By: Capstone
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Published: TBC
Format: Hardback, 40 pages
RRP: $26.99
ISBN: 9781543512823
 
Lexile Level: 870L
Interest Level: 9-10
Reading Level: 9-12
Thomas Jefferson's Corps of Discovery included Captains Lewis and Clark and a crew of 28 men to chart a route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. All the crew but one volunteered for the mission. York, the enslaved man taken on the journey, did not choose to go. Slaves did not have choices. York's contributions to the expedition, however, were invaluable. The captains came to rely on York's judgement, determination, and peacemaking role with the American Indian nations they encountered. But as York's independence and status rose on the journey, the question remained what status he would carry once the expedition was over. This is his story.

• Rarely told story of York, the enslaved man who was integral to the Lewis and Clark Expedition • Author Hasan Davis is a well-known speaker, trainer and advocate for justice, education, and diversity initiatives • Realistically portrays expeditions encounters with American Indian nations • Historical expert and Shoshone consultant both contributed to project to ensure accuracy and sensitivity • Bonus video content via the Capstone 4D app augments the print experience and provides a safe way for kids to access video.