Jefferson on Lewis and Clark: Part 1

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Clay Jenkinson is a scholar of the humanities, an author, and considered to be one of the top scholars on Thomas Jefferson in the country. He can be heard portraying Thomas Jefferson in his weekly, nationally syndicated radio program, “The Thomas Jefferson Hour.”  Jefferson on Lewis and Clark is a taped performance that Jenkinson gave for Bismarck’s “Lewis and Clark Signature Event” for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial in 2004.

In this clip Pres. Jefferson reflects on his personal life, presidential service, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, particularly the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes they encountered.



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Producer

Bob Dambach (Producer); E. Carlson, Travis Jensen, Lee Westad, Dave Geck (Videographers)

Source

Jefferson on Lewis and Clark, Prairie Public Television (2004)

Grade Level

2 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies

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