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Du Pratz, History of Louisiana

the baggage of the Lewis and Clark Expedition contained a small collection of potentially useful reference works including a four-volume Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1754-55); John Miller's Linnaeus (1779, 1789); Richard Kirwan's Elements of Mineralogy (1794); several volumes pertaining to celestial navigation; Benjamin Smith Barton's Elements of Botany (1803); Alexander Mackenzie's Voyages from Montreal (1802); and Antoine du Pratz's History of Louisiana (1774). This is the story of the last book named.

Funded in part by a grant from the National Park Service's
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Memoir of a French Visitor
Louisiana in 1757
Model for Lewis
Full View and Detail - du Pratz's Map

From Discovering Lewis & Clark ®, http://www.lewis-clark.org © 1998-2014
by The Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Washburn, North Dakota.
Journal excerpts are from The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by Gary E. Moulton
13 vols. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983-2001)