Ken Burns: Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery DVD

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The most notable expedition in U.S. history was led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, with soldiers, an African-American slave, a female guide, and Canadian boatmen. Ken Burns' LEWIS & CLARK re-creates the 1803 journey to locate the Northwest Passage. The explorers found a varied landscape and a dizzying diversity of Indian peoples.
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The most notable expedition in U.S. history was led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, with soldiers, an African-American slave, a female guide, and Canadian boatmen. Ken Burns' LEWIS & CLARK re-creates the 1803 journey to locate the Northwest Passage. The explorers found a varied landscape and a dizzying diversity of Indian peoples.

Producer: Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: Florentine Films
Production Year: 1997
Copyright Year: 1997
Rating: TV-PG
Director: Ken Burns
Narrator: Hal Holbrook
Writers: Dayton Duncan
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 240 minutes

77 Reviews
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Juliet
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5.0 star rating
06/27/22
This is a very informative
Review by Juliet on 06/27/22 review stating This is a very informative
This is a very informative and entertaining story about an exhilarating time in this countrys history. Ken Burns, as always, has presented another marvelous, informative documentary. Thank you!
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Dave
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
06/27/22
My Favorate.
Review by Dave on 06/27/22 review stating My Favorate.
Everybody should watch this video and try to put themselves in time and place. Only then, one will realize how amazing this journey really was. Not only from a historic point but also an educational one. They truly were The Corp of Discovery. The video inspired me to read the journals of Lewis and Clark and visit sites along their route.
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Denise
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
06/27/22
I would buy this product again and again
Review by Denise on 06/27/22 review stating I would buy this product again and again
This was a magnificent DVD. The photography, personal descriptions and interactions and major adventures were superb. I only wish that there had been a little more information at the end about what happened to Sacajaweas (spelling?) children. I would see this video over and over again. A+++++
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Nancy
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5.0 star rating
05/16/22
Perfect for gifts!
Review by Nancy on 05/16/22 review stating Perfect for gifts!
Nice choices of dvds available. Prices were reasonable and the shipping was fast!
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Pat S.
Anonymous User
1.0 star rating
04/23/22
Sloppy research
Review by Pat S. on 04/23/22 review stating Sloppy research
The Lewis and Clark Expedition neither started nor ended in Saint Louis. That distinction belongs to St. Charles, Missouri, a city in current St. Louis County, but at that time too far away to be considered a suburb of St. Louis. There is scant mention of the French in the area and also of the French boatman -who were natives of the area and NOT Canadians-- who also made the journey. Lewis and Clark are fawned over as exceptional heroes. It is an exercise in typical Anglo-American history based myopia. Dont waste your time or money on this DVD set.
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Rob S.
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1.0 star rating
03/26/22
Good documentary but...
Review by Rob S. on 03/26/22 review stating Good documentary but...
When Ken Burns shows you the only remaining evidence of the journey, the inscription on Pompeys Pillar, he shows the inscription mockup that was in the visitors center at that time, not the real thing. I dont know why because the inscription is very clear. Maybe it was a mixup in editing. Look at the J-u portion of July on what he shows compared to the real thing. The only evidence of the expedition still remaining on the trail and he doesnt show it! He shows the imitation.
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William
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5.0 star rating
02/26/22
The Best Movie Two Thumbs
Review by William on 02/26/22 review stating The Best Movie Two Thumbs
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Martin
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5.0 star rating
02/16/22
Excellent story of adventure
Review by Martin on 02/16/22 review stating Excellent story of adventure
Excellent story of adventure discovery....
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William
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5.0 star rating
02/15/22
Excellent film by Ken Burns.
Review by William on 02/15/22 review stating Excellent film by Ken Burns.
Excellent production. Ken Burns is at the top of his game. The DVD is terrific. Highly recommended.
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James
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5.0 star rating
02/07/22
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MIKE
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5.0 star rating
08/19/21
Super. Really well done very
Review by MIKE on 08/19/21 review stating Super. Really well done very
Super. Really well done very educational
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David
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
04/25/21
Great dvd
Review by David on 04/25/21 review stating Great dvd
Great dvd
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Michelle
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Please consider more digital options
Review by Michelle on 07/17/20 review stating Please consider more digital options
I really wish you would decide on a reliable digital format for these documentaries. I have bought them in DVD format in the past but as the world moves to digital I dont even own a DVD player anymore. The whole point of these is to be able to learn and watch and rewatch. While I know funding needs makes it very convenient to put them away and pull them back out again, wouldnt it be even better to have a reliable income stream from them? This one has become very rare which is such a shame.
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Bill A.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Lewis Clark a HIT
Review by Bill A. on 07/17/20 review stating Lewis Clark a HIT
As always, Ken Burns film on the Lewis Clark, Corp of Discovery epic expedition is fantastic! I am quite a fan of LC Expedition and Burns portrays it to a T. For anyone with a little adventure in his/her soul this is a must.
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Tony
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent documentary
Review by Tony on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent documentary
Superb work by Ken Burns once again!
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Peggy
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Another Burns Masterpiece
Review by Peggy on 07/17/20 review stating Another Burns Masterpiece
I saw this series some years back when it was broadcast on PBS and thought it was wonderful. I bought it and watched it again last week and was not disappointed. What Ken Burns can do with narrative voices, still pictures and landscapes, and evocative music is really great. And what an amazing piece of history the Lewis and Clark expedition was! A turning point for the United States, and also, in a sadder way, for the native Americans and for the unspoiled wilderness they inhabited.
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Twinder
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Concise Accurate!
Review by Twinder on 07/17/20 review stating Concise Accurate!
As a student of Lewis Clark and professional tour guide in the Western U.S,, I really appreciate the accurate and concise account of this historic chapter in our history. Ken Burns and PBS continue to bring to life the journals of these important explorers! Well done!!
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Tricia
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Burns Usual Quality!
Review by Tricia on 07/17/20 review stating Burns Usual Quality!
Spectacular
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Busy M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Beautifully done!
Review by Busy M. on 07/17/20 review stating Beautifully done!
This documentary had my middle school daughter asking for more! Absolutely beautifully done. What started off as a routine history project became treasured family bonding time and captivated the imagination of all!
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Bill M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Top Knotch
Review by Bill M. on 07/17/20 review stating Top Knotch
This is a great series!


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