Shannon: A Poem of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is the re-creation in verse of the sixteen days George Shannon, the youngest member of the troop, spent lost along the Missouri River in 1804. In a casual observation in his journal for August 26, William Clark noted that the company left "Shannon and Drouillard to hunt for the horses last night. Directed them to follow us, keeping on the high lands." The next day Drouilla..."/>
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Campbell McGrath reads at the U-M Museum of Art on January 27, 2011

Campbell McGrath

One small historical moment

From the January, 2011 issue

American artists of all kinds have attempted from time to time to take on the whole sprawl of the continent and our national history upon it. It is surprising that more have not tried to work with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, that first effort to extend the country's destiny-which may or may not have been manifest to all observers-across the continent.

 
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