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Quest for Empire on the Northern Plains:
Jeffersonian Expansionism & the Corps of Discovery

Thomas Jefferson and Sakakawea

...we were now about to penetrate a country at least two thousand miles in width,
on which the foot of civilized man had never trodden...

Fort Mandan
April 07, 1805
Meriwether Lewis

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