Unfinished Journey provides a snapshot of the social relationships of the day in both native and white culture, and a look at how 21st-century Americans are trying to restore some of what has been lost since the expedition sought a water route from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean.
Lewis and Clark expert Clay Jenkinson, a Rhodes and Danforth scholar and scholar-in-residence at Lewis & Clark College, guides the programs and concludes each hour with a thoughtful reflection on the subject at hand and its meaning at the 200th anniversary of the Corps of Discovery.
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Don't waste your time. Love the Lewis & Clark adventure. Hate this attempt to modernize it by sending very bad radio reporters around the country to gather insights about the expedition.
I was looking for first hand accounts of undeveloped North America through the eyes of the first Europeans to see it. There was only a little of that, but as I learned it is because there was never much of that recorded. Lewis was supposed to write a book but never did, so there are only journals he and others made which are thin in details and descriptions.
Instead this 'book' (a public radio series in fact) provides a lot of interesting and expert views on the journey, and what they did and did not accomplish.
There was also a lot of perspective on the impact of the encounters and what followed on the native people and their way of life. I found this fascinating, sad, and very thought provoking.
Liked all the variety -- it included readings from the journals, interviews with many experts, music, interpretations on the significance of the events, and more. An enjoyable listening experience.
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