An entertaining look at the Lewis and Clark adventure
Lewis and Clark's famous Voyage of Discovery lasted from 1803-1806. Besides Lewis and Clark there were a number of French trappers, Seaman (Lewis' dog) soldiers, frontier hunters, Clark's slave named York, Sacagewa and her son and George Drouillard, a half-French/half-Shawnee brought along with the dual role of sign-language interpreter and hunter. Meriwether Lewis called Drouillard "One of the two or three most valuable members of the expedition..."
A memorial in Jefferson City, Mo. from left to right:
York (sitting), Meriwether Lewis, Seaman the dog,
William Clark, and George Drouillard (crouching)
Anyway, the PC streak did not detract much for me (although it is a sign of things to come with Thom's later books). The story is interesting, well told and I do recommend it.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Sign-Talker: The Adventure of George Drouillard on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Reviewed on June 24, 2011.