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Florentine Films used the interviews found here in “Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.” Conducted with John Logan Allen, Stephen E. Ambrose, Gerard Baker, Dayton Duncan, Erica Funkhouser, William Least Heat-Moon, and James P. Ronda, the interviews were excerpted as necessary; in turn, the excerpts were integrated into the film.

Courtesy of the filmmakers, you can now access the full, unedited interviews – over 800 minutes of fascinating discussion about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Listen to the voices of the experts themselves in RealAudio, or read through the text of the interview transcripts.

(Note: If you have problems playing these audio files, you may need to download the most current version of the Real Player here.)

John Logan Allen

John Logan Allen John Logan Allen is Professor and Chair of Geography at the University of Wyoming. He is a frequent lecturer and the author of numerous scholarly works, including Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American West


Stephen Ambrose

Stephen Ambrose Stephen E. Ambrose was the author of many best-selling books about American history, including Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. He died in October 2002.


Gerard Baker

Gerard Baker Gerard Baker is a full-blooded Mandan-Hidatsa from Mandaree, North Dakota. An employee of the National Park Service for more than 25 years, Baker is Superintendent of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail.


Dayton Duncan

Dayton Duncan Dayton Duncan, writer and co-producer of “Lewis and Clark” and co-author of the film’s companion book, is the author of six other books, including Out West: An American Journey along the Lewis and Clark Trail, in which he retraced the historic expedition route.


Erica Funkhouser

Erica Funkhouser Erica Funkhouser is the author of four books of poetry, Natural Affinities, The Natural World, Pursuit, Sure Shot and Other Poems.


William Least Heat-Moon

William Least Heat-Moon William Least Heat Moon is considered to be one of the finest travel writers in America. He is the author of three books, Blue Highways, PrairyErth, and River Horse, and had taught literature and writing at several colleges.


James P. Ronda

Jim Ronda James P. Ronda, Barnard Professor of West American History at the University of Tulsa, has written several books about the Lewis and Clark expedition, including Lewis and Clark Among the Indians.

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