This papers seeks to evaluate modern conceptions that have emerged regarding the Expeditions of Lewis and Clark, and Zebulon Pike. Instead of being thought as separate enterprises, the article argues that these two expeditions should be jointly considered as outgrowths of an American expansionist ideology and that the expeditions are examples of this growing national interest in the West.
Ewing, Andrew J.
"Navigating Boundaries: The Development of Lewis, Clark and Pike in the Historic Consciousness,"
The Gettysburg Historical Journal: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
Available at: http://cupola.gettysburg.edu/ghj/vol12/iss1/3