Sunday, July 17, 2005

The Corps of Discovery

Lewis and Clark storyteller Posted by Picasa

At the Devils Tower, Wyoming, campfire talk the park had a very talented storyteller come and tell the story of Patrick Gass an Irishman on the expedition who was an excellent carpenter and he also kept a journal. His journal was the first to be published and he lived the longest. He even outlived Sacajawea's baby boy, Pomp.

We're glad our son is learning this through storytelling. When I learned about Lewis and Clark in elementary school it was all sort of fuzzy for me. Hearing this storyteller, watching him use Indian sign-language and singing songs with him makes learning so much more fun. It makes the information stick so much better than a textbook can I think.

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