Lewis & Clark, Tailor Made, Trail Worn: Army Life, Clothing & Weapons of the Corps of Discovery
Farcountry Press, 2003 - Clothing and dress - 288 pages
When the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed a continent in 1803 to 1806, they started out in U.S. Army uniforms, which gradually had to be replaced with simple leather garments.
For parts of those uniforms, only a single drawing, pattern, or example survives. Historian Moore and artist Haynes have researched archives and museums to locate and verify what the men wore, and Haynes has painted and sketched the clothing in scenes of the trip.
Also included are Indian styles the men adopted, and the wardrobes of the Creole interpreters and the French boatmen. Weapons and accessories round out this complete record of what the expedition wore or carried--and why.
A great reference for artists, living history performers, museums, and military historians.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ksmyth - LibraryThing
This incredibly fun book discusses the attire of the Corps of Discovery. It features the art of Michael Haines and has compelling color plates of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Scagawea, among others. It's an Osprey book for the Lewis and Clark expedition Read full review