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Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West

Date: October 1, 2004 Location: Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

Experience the incredible journey of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at a screening depicting their 8,000-mile adventure. Humanities Scholar-in-Residence Clay Jenkinson, in the guise of Meriwether Lewis, will provide post-film commentary and answer questions about the 31 member Corps of Discovery.

Jenkinson is a cultural commentator, author and public radio personality whose work on the Lewis and Clark expedition has earned him wide acclaim. A Rhodes and Danforth scholar and recipient of the National Humanities Medal, Jenkinson is the author of several books, including The Character of Meriwether Lewis: “Completely Metamorphosed” in the American West (2000). Jenkinson has portrayed the characters of Thomas Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis since 1981, and has performed before the Supreme Court, Cabinet Members, and hundreds of audiences in forty-nine states, as well as for Presidents Clinton and Bush Since his first work with the North Dakota Humanities Council in the late 1970s, including a pioneering first-person interpretation of Meriwether Lewis, Clay Jenkinson has made thousands of presentations throughout the United States and its territories, including Guam and the Northern Marianas.

Film and presentation by Clay Jenkinson sponsored by Alumni and Parent Programs, Alumni Weekend.

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