Echoes of a Bitter Crossing

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They were fearless and self-reliant. The first Americans to cross the Rockies… to travel off the edge of the map.

The journey of Lewis and Clark through present-day Idaho was both difficult and memorable. The Corps of Discovery crossed Lemhi Pass on foot, August 12, 1805, and left present-day Idaho via dugout canoe in October. During those two months the Expedition's hopes for an easy Northwest Passage were dashed; they met two Indian tribes – the Shoshonis and the Nez Perce; and their trek through the Bitterroot Mountains nearly defeated the Expedition.

Two hundred years later, Idaho Public Television's Emmy Award-winning program explores those pivotal months of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, with a modern-day group of explorers.

Two versions are now available. Both the hour-long version, "Echoes of a Bitter Crossing: Lewis & Clark in Idaho," and the half-hour version, OUTDOOR IDAHO: Lewis & Clark in Idaho can be purchased by calling, toll free, 1-877-224-7200.

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"Lewis & Clark in Idaho" is a production of
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