The journey of York : the unsung hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by Davis, Hasan,

Format: Print Book [2019]
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Thomas Jefferson's Corps of Discovery included Captains Lewis and Clark and a crew of 28 men to chart a route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. All the crew but one volunteered for the mission. York, the enslaved man taken on the journey, did not choose to go. Slaves did not have choices. York's contributions to the expedition, however, were invaluable. The captains came to rely on York's judgement, determination, and peacemaking role with the American Indian nations they encountered. But as York's independence and status rose on the journey, the question remained what status he would carry once the expedition was over. This is his story.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "York, a man enslaved by Captain William Clark, was the only African American member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Davis describes this storied journey from York's point of view, letting him tell about encounters with Indians who had never seen a black man, his vow to keep Sacajawea and her son alive at any cost, and a harsh snowstorm in the mountains. In one memorable scene, York describes a decision in which his vote is counted along with those of white men. The text is somewhat long for a picture book but full of interesting details. Harris contributes a series of well-composed tableaux, portraying each character with dignity while featuring a variety of American landscapes. A picture book spotlighting York is welcome, and his portrayal here is respectful and sympathetic, though the first-person narrative rests on somewhat shaky ground between fact and fiction. The appended author's note offers further information, but no sources. Still, this picture book provides a colorful introduction to York, a unique figure in American history.--Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects York, -- approximately 1775-approximately 1815 -- Juvenile literature.
York, -- approximately 1775-approximately 1815.
Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806) -- Juvenile literature.
Lewis and Clark Expedition -- (1804-1806)
African American explorers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Explorers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Relations with Indians -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography.
African Americans -- Relations with Indians.
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration.
Publisher North Mankato, Minnesota :[2019]
Contributors Harris, Alleanna, illustrator.
Holmberg, James J., contributor.
Language English
Notes "A 4D book"--Page 4 of cover.
Description 37 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781543512823
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